Verses in proverbs about dating
There is nobody, in spite of the pictures you see and the stories that you read, who is any unhappier than a girl who sells her body for money.
The Spirit of God describes her in verses 5-6 with the words: It is not necessary to explain, “…her feet go down to death,” literally and spiritually, and “her steps take hold on hell,” but I think the most descriptive phrase in this whole passage, which is rather touching to me and is one that I have seen over and over again in the lives of young women with whom I have dealt who have fallen into this category, is in verse 6: .” The aimlessness of the existence of the prostitute is pathetic for there is no certain goal, no certain destination.
The other thing that comes to my mind is that many folk do not know that there is this kind of instruction in the Word of God related to this subject.
Many parents ask me, “Can you recommend a good book on the subject of sex that I can use to teach my children?
Young people sometimes just don't realize it because illicit sex is made so popular and so attractive, but sweet lips can leave a mighty bad taste in the individual's mouth, and I don't know of a better way to describe it than in verse 4: paraphrases the verse in a very interesting way, suggesting that afterwards (there is always an afterwards; as you know there wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't for that afterwards) only a bitter conscience is left to you, and it is as sharp as a double-edged sword.
The first thing that I would call to your mind is a picture of the deception that is practiced by the prostitute. Look at verse 3: This represents figurative language, indicating in the Oriental imagery which is employed in the book of Proverbs, that at first there is something attractive about illicit sex.
Following the picture of the prostitute, there is an appeal to avoid her in verses 7-8.
Following that appeal, there is another picture and that is the picture of the price of the prostitute, as it is found in verses 9-14.
There is another suggestion that we would like for you to think about with us, and that is the picture of the prostitute that is presented in this same chapter.
The thing that I would have you keep in mind about this picture is that it is not going to be a picture of her physical attractiveness.