“YOU MUST COME TO MY HOUSE”- TEMPTATIONS FOR A YOUNG SOUL
I was reading in the courtyard at my residence during my brief stint at the State University. There was a lady who was older than I was and had been in school for way longer who came visiting my flatmates. She is reputed to be one of the “big girls” on campus. She rarely spends the weekend in school.
When she was leaving that evening, she dragged my reading notes from me and said, “Spencer, you like books, and you have not visited me once. Come and collect your books in my house. I will not give you until you come”. I let go of my books. I just had that hunch that it was not a fight that needed my attention. I rather let it go.
Do not let anyone drag you into sin. Do not get enticed. One of the first warnings of King Solomon in Proverbs was about this matter. He said:
When peer pressure compels you to go with the crowd and sinners invite you to join in, you must simply say, “No!” my son, refuse to go with them and stay far away from them.
Proverbs 1:10, 15 TPT
Joseph faced the same thing. Mrs Potiphar saw she was not getting the attention of Joseph. He does not seem to be enticed by her moves. She went for the masterstroke. She got him in a tight spot and grabbed his garment. She said with audacity, “Sleep with me”. Joseph did not mind losing his garment. He was more concerned about not losing his destiny.
Sometimes the person giving you attention is not a friend of your destiny. They are only attracting you for a devilish purpose. Run! Run!! Run!!!
When the conversation gets weird, do not stand there at your risk. Flee. Do not try to experiment. You will produce things that will consume you.
The weight of regret is far heavier than the demand of obedience. Regret will leave a wound and scar on your soul. It will take grace to heal and restore.
Run. Do not be enticed.