You can see the heart of Solomon here as he is warning his children to avoid this path that leads to Hell! And I think we can also see God calling for us to pay attention to His warning. Our heavenly Father is telling us that this kind of lifestyle will destroy you. I’m not sure how kids today came up with this, but it is irritating to hear. You tell them what you expect, warn them that what they are doing is wrong, and they respond by saying, “Whatever!”
I think we do that with God many times. We may not say those words, but we think that He is not speaking to us, or we are above what He has to say, it won’t affect our lives, and in a sense, we are saying to our heavenly Father. “Whatever!”
We are doing what Jeremiah 32:33 says, “And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.”
We need to listen, we need to turn to Him because the enticement is all around us and if we are not looking to Him we will be looking where we should not be! Remember what Solomon said in regards to what we can do regarding sexual sin and for that matter, all kinds of immorality. He tells us to, “keep my words,” “treasure my commands,” “Keep my commands,” “And my law,” “Bind them,” “Write them,” and if you do these things you will keep yourself from the immoral woman! The solution is to draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
That is what Paul is saying to us in II Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” God’s Word is profitable to us if we read it and then apply it to our lives! We are to allow Scripture to correct us, God’s Word to instruct us in our daily walk with Him. Very wise words for us to listen and apply to our lives especially in this area of sexual sin which is at epidemic proportions today, even in the church!