Proverbs 6:20-35 - Avoiding Sexual Sin pt V

Steve Viars March 16, 2002 Proverbs 6:20-35

- today we're going to continue on in our study of Proverbs chapter 6.
- As we said last week, the interesting thing about Proverbs 6 is that it discusses a couple of other topics at the beginning of the chapter, and then returns to the issue of sexual sin.
- our plan is to skip over the early verses at this point in the study, but we will return to them when we are studying those specific issues.

- READ Proverbs 6:20-35

- last we saw that…


II.  Sexual Sin is Gradually Destructive.


A.  They lose the Word of God - vv. 20-24
1.  Parents must be teaching truth to their children on this topic.
2.  The focus of your teaching should be the heart.

- we'll start in verse 21 for today…

3.  God's Word is a reliable guide for living.

- verse 21-23

- INPUT - What picture are these verses calling up?  How does the concept of "reproofs fro discipline" fit into this?

4.  The protective purpose.

- verse 24 - As we mentioned last week, God's Word not only gives us puts off's but also put on's.  The Christian life is not only negative.
- However, the Scriptures are clear about the fact that God wants us to stay away from certain situations, activities, people, etc.

B.  They lose their wealth - vv. 25-26

- we saw this same emphasis in chapter 5.
- the picture here is even more stark and direct:

1.  The adulterer is reduced to a piece of bread.

- INPUT - What does this mean, and how might it come true?
- [develop how we are thankful for people in our church who have divorce in their pasts, but there is no question that divorce is often very expensive, and adultery is very expensive…
- develop examples of people who get so hooked in sexual sin that they will waste extraordinary amounts of money on their sin

2.  The source is the desires of the heart.

- verse 25

- INPUT - How reasonable is it to tell someone not to desire something?  Where does the topic of desires fit into this?

C.  They lose enjoyment - vv. 27-31


Wiersbe – Fire is a good thing if it’s confined and controlled.  It can keep us warm, cook our food, drive turbines, and manufacture our electricity.  Sex is a good gift from God but, like fire, if it gets out of control, it becomes destructive.  What begins as a “warm” experience soon becomes a burning experience, like holding a torch in your lap or walking on burning coals.
“But sex is a normal desire, given to us by God,” some people argue. “Therefore, we have every right to use it, even if we’re not married.  It’s like eating: If you’re hungry, God gave you food to eat; if you’re lonely, God gave you sex to enjoy.”  Some of the people in the Corinthian church used this argument to defend their sinful ways: Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods” (1 Cor. 6:13, NKJV).  But Paul made it clear that the believer’s body belonged to God and that the presence of a desire wasn’t the same as the privilege to satisfy that desire (vv. 12-20).


1.  You'll get burned.

- INPUT - Has anyone here ever been burned, or seen anyone burned?  What is that like?  What picture is being painted here?
- develop kid at hayride jumping over the fire and falling in.


- cf. Hebrews 13:4 - fornicators and adulterers God will judge.


2.  Adultery is stealing.

- cf. I Thes. 4:3, 6


D.  They lose good sense - vv. 32-35

INPUT - ways these verses might come true?

 

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Introduction

II.  Sexual Sin is Gradually Destructive.
A.  They lose the Word of God - vv. 20-24
INPUT - Why do you think Solomon begins each of these discussions with an emphasis on the Word of God?
1.  Parents must be teaching truth to their children on this topic.
2.  The focus of your teaching should be the heart.

3.  God's Word is a reliable ___________ for living.
INPUT - What picture are these verses calling up?  How does the concept of "reproofs fro discipline" fit into this?
4.  The _______________ purpose.
B.  They lose their ___________ - vv. 25-26
1.  The adulterer is reduced to a piece of ___________.
INPUT - What does this mean, and how might it come true?
2.  The ____________ is the desires of the heart.
INPUT - How reasonable is it to tell someone not to desire something?  Where does the topic of desires fit into this?
C.  They lose ________________ - vv. 27-31
Wiersbe – Fire is a good thing if it’s confined and controlled.  It can keep us warm, cook our food, drive turbines, and manufacture our electricity.  Sex is a good gift from God but, like fire, if it gets out of control, it becomes destructive.  What begins as a “warm” experience soon becomes a burning experience, like holding a torch in your lap or walking on burning coals.
“But sex is a normal desire, given to us by God,” some people argue. “Therefore, we have every right to use it, even if we’re not married.  It’s like eating: If you’re hungry, God gave you food to eat; if you’re lonely, God gave you sex to enjoy.”  Some of the people in the Corinthian church used this argument to defend their sinful ways: Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods” (1 Cor. 6:13, NKJV).  But Paul made it clear that the believer’s body belonged to God and that the presence of a desire wasn’t the same as the privilege to satisfy that desire (vv. 12-20).

1.  You'll get _____________.
INPUT - Has anyone here ever been burned, or seen anyone burned?  What is that like?  What picture is being painted here?
2.  Adultery is ______________.
D.  They lose ________ __________ - vv. 32-35
INPUT - ways these verses might come true?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Steve Viars

B.S. - Bible, Baptist Bible College
M.Div. - Grace Theological Seminary
D.Min. - Westminster Theological Seminary

Pastor Steve Viars has served at Faith Church since 1987. He and his wife Kris were married in 1982 and have two married daughters, a son, and two grandchildren. Pastor Viars’ gifted teaching ministry, enthusiasm for the Word of God, and organizational skills are instrumental in equipping Faith Church. He oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith ministries and serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation.

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