“What in a world you cheated for?”

The year was 2009.  Unquestionably, history repeats itself.  Once more, a few good men have fallen swiftly from grace and were succumbed into humiliation.  Why cheat on your wife?  Is a billion dollar question, and nobody seems to have a sensible answer.    

 Like a plague wrecking countless lives, it is wicked, a no respecter of person, and runs from generation to generation.  Indeed, it destroys anything it touches.  Yet, men appearing dignified and gracious have turned into a debase minds.  No doubt, it is a result of extreme craving of selfishness blinded by the lust thereof.  It is an ultimate act of betrayal, a total disregard of covenant made with the wife. 

  Nevertheless, it takes a lot of wisdom to overcome oneself, and you can only change YOU.   

 The Book of Proverbs cries out loud, asking you to listen to his counsel.  Take heed.  Ponder them in to your heart and let it sink down in your ears.  Please read below:      

  “Your spring water is for you and you only, not to be passed around among strangers.
Bless your fresh-flowing fountain!  Enjoy the wife you married as a young man!  Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose — don’t ever quit taking delight in her body.  Never take her love for granted!  Why would you trade enduring intimacies for cheap thrills with a whore? For dalliance with a promiscuous stranger?” Proverbs 5:17-20 (The Message)

 “I saw some naïve young men and one in particular who lacked common sense. He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman, strolling down the path by her house.

 It was at twilight, in the evening, as deep darkness fell. The woman approached him, seductively dressed and sly of heart.  She was the brash, rebellious type, never content to stay at home.  She is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner.

 She threw her arms around him and kissed him, and with a brazen look she said, “I’ve just made my peace offerings and fulfilled my vows.  You’re the one I was looking for! I came out to find you, and here you are!  My bed is spread with beautiful blankets, with colored sheets of Egyptian linen.  I’ve perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning.  Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses, for my husband is not home.  He’s away on a long trip.      

 So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery.  He followed her at once, like an ox going to the slaughter.  He was like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart.  He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life.

 So listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words.  Don’t let your hearts stray away toward her.  For she has been the ruin of many; many men have been her victims.  Her house is the road to the grave.  Her bedroom is the den of death.” Proverbs 7:7-27 (NLT)

 “My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.  Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned.  For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.  But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.” Proverbs 5:1-5 (NLT)

 Ultimately, what is at stake here is the disobedience of God’s principles.  From the scriptures above perspective, falling to this trap is a no win situation. 

 On the other hand, return to God.  He is waiting for you.  You can be the best man ever again.  As the prominent gospel tracts put it, “God loves you, and has a wonderful plan in your life.”

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