Proverbs 5:3-5 ESV For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, (4) but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. (5) Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;
I am going to turn this scripture around. It is written to a son, but surely we can use it as a warning to daughters as well. Because as many of you have learned by sad experience:
For the lips of a forbidden man drip honey and his speech is smoother than oil, but in the end he is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. His fee go down to death; his steps follow the path to Sheol.
In last few months particularly, I have been contacted by mothers and grandmothers whose daughters have been led away from them by an evil man they married. It is a very sad scenario. Daughters who once were very close to their parents are now hostile to them. They have been indoctrinated with their evil husband’s deceit and even think they are obeying the Lord to follow the wicked man’s commands.
I have seen the letters in which the daughters parrot back the words of their husband, forbidding her parents or grandparents from ever seeing her or her children again. Hostile letters. Full of all kinds of false accusations. I often wonder what these daughters would have thought if someone had told them 10 years ago or even 5 years ago – “the day is coming when you will hate your mother and father, move away, and tell them they are not allowed to see you or your children again.”
Daughters, beware. There are evil men out there, often sitting in church pews and spouting “God’s Word” left and right, ready to brainwash you and steal you away. Ready to own you and your children you have by him. Your selfhood, your personhood, your relationships, will one by one, little by little, fade away until people who once knew you will not even recognize you.