Deep inside of every individual, a confidence exists whispering “I can do this.” No matter how dire a situation may get, hope exists giving those on the verge of disaster an optimistic perspective on the future. Unfortunately, some go too far, reaching the point of no return.
Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead, Proverbs 2:18.
Solomon’s kryptonite was women. While Don Juan’s move from one partner to the next as if playing a game is impressive, Solomon set the bar high, acquiring over 1000 women as king of Israel. Somewhere along this accumulation process, Solomon reached a point of no return. This lustful passion carried him over the edge, creating a wedge between God and the sinful nature.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh, Galatians 5:16.
If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, the apostle Paul offers a word of hope. The only way to withdraw from the place of no return involves the Holy Spirit. This invisible counselor can help you come back to your senses. On your own, expect failure. Yet, with the Lord on your side, you can find your way back home soon. Start now.
by Jay Mankus