How many of you remember reading "The Odyssey" in school? Remember the sirens, who attracted men with their beautiful, sweet, hypnotizing songs? These victims were lured out of their places of safety, off into isolation where they were subsequently destroyed. As I was thinking about "the sirens" yesterday, I was reminded of a conversation T2 and I had last week, concerning Proverbs 9. The "woman folly" is much like these sirens. Check the verses: "Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing. She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way, 'Let all who are simple come to my house!' To those who have no sense she says, 'Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!' But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead."
This applies to both men and women. There are sirens all around us, especially in this society of social media. When "folly" calls out, all of a sudden the straight way has new "curves" and "v's" in the road. Yet, it is not the road that has changed. It's your view that has become distorted and warped, seeing more gray fog in which many get lost. Now that your sight is hindered, you depend on your hearing and feeling instead of your heart. The loudest voice you hear is sweet and seductive, so you move in its direction, never realizing that the only thing that awaits you on your newfound path is the edge of a cliff with nothing but jagged rocks below.
I've had my share of sirens in my life, and I know for a fact that the only thing a siren (he or she) has to offer is distraction, delay and the destruction for your life. God's way NEVER changes and NEVER leads one astray. God's way brings life, and life more abundantly (John 10:10). Again, God's Way is straight and leads directly to His own heart, by way of Jesus Christ, the most powerful name upon Whom we may call. When wrapped up in the smokey fog of a poor choices or confusion caused by surrounding sirens, cry out to Jesus! If it is truly salvation, redemption, love and peace that you seek for your life, your heart, your soul, your family, then cry out to Jesus! He will pierce through that thick fog like a needle through the skin, delivering insulin to the blood, beating that unruly blood sugar into submission! The power that exists in His name, is immense and unstoppable, yet it is only so when you allow Him entrance. Allow Him into your life, your heart, your mind and soul.
Those who have ears, let them hear.......
Bryan Hollomon Williams