“For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:"
When we are void of understanding, we are more susceptible to strange wisdom. This begins when we allow ourselves to venture into the darkness of the world.
“And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)”
When we walk in darkness, we meet people who subtly influence us to compromise on the things we once strongly believed. What may seem innocent at first, eventually escalates to something we never planned or considered. Before we even realize it, we are no longer who we used to be. Strange wisdom is subtle, but always steers away from Biblical Truth.
“So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.”
A form of godliness is no substitute for the Truth. Refuse to settle. Refuse to compromise. The best way to ensure that you will not be void of understanding is the abstain from strange wisdom altogether.
Ask the Lord to help you discern what is strange wisdom, and how to avoid it.
Job 31-32 | 2 John 2 | Proverbs 26
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