In the previous selection, parents advise their son to listen to their wisdom. Here they are urging him to refrain from adultery. This seems so old-fashioned to many today as morals and expectations have changed. Many believe they can do whatever they want without consequences.
These verses remind us that there are not only spiritual consequences, but also physical consequences to sinful behavior. The thought of fire next to one’s chest sounds painful. Walking on hot coals is not a good thing despite what the movies claim. Picturing your wife hunting you down is not a good thing.
Remind one another that sin touches our bodies and harms. As we seek a healthier more abundant life, we urge others to not forget their spiritual health or its connections to our physical health.
Sanctuary Functional Medicine, under the direction of Dr Eric Potter, IFMCP MD, provides functional medicine services to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and beyond. We frequently treat patients from Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, and more... offering the hope of healthier more abundant lives to those with chronic illness.