When Honey Words Kill

honey lips kill proverbs 5.3-4

A wise-warning for men:

“For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as poison, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.” (Proverbs 5:3-4)

The Bible does not hide from or obscure the power of the temptation of illicit sex. In clear and direct language the Holy text warns its reader of the disaster that awaits the man who would succumb in this area of life. So it warns that the “forbidden woman” tempts her prey, not only with sex, but with words. This man is drawn to her because she strokes his ego with the sweetness of praise; saying all the things he has longed to hear. However, in the end, her lips are full of deadly poison and her words a dagger that brings death. So today men, “Tune your ears to wisdom” because it will “save you from the forbidden woman, from the seductive words of the adulterous woman” (Proverbs 2:2, 16).

For the whole passage read Proverbs 5:1-23

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