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The Other Woman

July 22nd, 2008 Visited 2400 times, 1 so far today
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series The Other Woman

Seductress

The Proverbs 31 woman is the paragon of virtue—the one that all young ladies are to aspire to and the one that all young men are to seek out.  She is the one that cares for her family, seeks her husbands best, provides for her children, and is honored by them.

However, there is another woman in Proverbs.  And I’d like to take a look at this lesser known woman and share with you some insight into her ways.  We need to study this woman’s behavior because she has much to teach us as well.

The Seductress is not a character that no longer exists—a figment from a time long passed.  No, the seductress still exists in many different forms.  She’s the woman that seeks the man to live off (either presently or after he dies).  She’s the woman that marries a man looking to divorce and take his money.  And her type is also reflected in the male gender in the man that marries up to live off of the woman.

Proverbs 2:16 teaches us that Wisdom will deliver us from the immoral woman.  In order for us to be free from her, we must know more about her.

Join me in this new series looking at the Seductress, and what we can learn from her in Proverbs—and more importantly, how to avoid her.

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  • AG says on: July 22, 2008 at 11:58 am

     

    It’s interesting to me to note that not all seductresses know they are seductresses. And they’re not always easy to spot from the outside, either. They may just be women (or men) who are looking for validation, to be convinced they are worth something to someone, but have no long-term vision for relationships.

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  • MInTheGap says on: July 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm

     

    @AG: You’re right. At the base of the Seductress is a desire and a need. She’s defined more by what she does than the other way around.

    What I mean is that a Seductress is out to get that validation, or power, or to have her needs met, and she uses her body, her words, etc. to get what she wants.

    The problem is whether she is actively using these things, or passively using them, they are still damaging, they still destroy, and they still need to be avoided.

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