- Pastor Mary Jean Pidgeon
The Strange Woman
I don't know about you but personally I never identified with the "strange woman" of the Proverbs, also known as the adulteress woman. Usually, as Church people when we read the Bible we interpret it to mean "all those sinners out there somewhere," but actually the Bible is written for us. When the Apostle Paul addresses his letters, he addresses them to particular Churches or to a person or just to the saints, so it is written to believers.
So, how do we identify with the "Strange Woman"?
In Proverbs 2:16-17 it says that if we listen to God's sayings they will deliver us from the "immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words, who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God."
That last line is an important one. Forgets the covenant of her God. If we think back, that is where the woman missed it the first time. She didn't know the covenant of her God well enough to withstand the devil's charges. We can't afford to be ignorant today ladies. The enemy will "eat you for lunch" if you aren't strong about your covenant with God. And that is ... the name of Jesus. He is our:
Provider, healer, banner of protection, sanctifier, peace, righteousness, shepherd, and he is always present. He will never leave you or forsake you.
Believe it in your heart ... Speak it with your mouth ... You'll be alright!