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This morning our topic is centered around how to stop the operations of the strange woman

Learn to appreciate your spouse

With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. (Proverbs 7:21 KJV)

I say this to married people all the time; don’t grow weary of each other. I tell wives, don’t be careless in handling your man! Avoid unnecessary quarrels that linger for days. Stop getting hurt over every issue. Work together as a couple. None of you will ever be perfect, but keep improving and keep forgiving each other. That is how to work at your marriage.

Now, ladies, you need to consciously protect your husband from several traps out there! Don’t be careless!  Learn to appreciate your husband and praise him!

You need to know that this is the strength of the strange woman! While you are busy fighting and quarreling with your husband everyday over this and that, the strange woman is busy flattering him!

With her much fair speech….with the flattering of her lip!

Look at the Message translation:

Soon she has him eating out of her hand, bewitched by her honeyed speech. (Proverbs 7:21 Message)

I will give you examples:
Stop telling your husband, “You are not even handsome again, your belly is protruded, this is not the man I got married to!” Why?

You see, the strange woman will gladly say things like, “This is what I like about you. Your tummy! So rounded like football, O ya, come and lie down, let me rub it for you. That ingrate you have at home doesn’t know what she has!”

When you have been quarreling with your husband, and there has been no communication nor Jeru trips for days, and you know he is neither grounded in the things of God nor spiritual, and you know he is having executive and business meetings in different locations and in hotels, you have just aided the devil in trapping him!

Usually, the next thing that happens is the next verses:

Before you know it, he’s trotting behind her, like a calf led to the butcher shop, Like a stag lured into ambush and then shot with an arrow, Like a bird flying into a net not knowing that its flying life is over (Proverbs 7:22-23 Message)

I give you another example:
Don’t tell your husband, “Dear, you have to do something about this your balding head. How old are you that all your hair is fast disappearing? You don’t even look fine again. You look like Papa Ajasco!”

You see the strange woman is ready to rub that head and say things like, “I just like this your head, let me rub cream on it, I just like it shiny!”

The strange woman is ready to tell all the lies, make him feel appreciated until she collects all the money meant for his family!

The concluding verses advises all the men:

So, friends, listen to me, take these words of mine most seriously. Don’t fool around with a woman like that; don’t even stroll through her neighborhood. Countless victims come under her spell; she’s the death of many a poor man. She runs a halfway house to hell, fits you out with a shroud and a coffin (Proverbs 7:24-27 Message).

May God deliver you from the strange woman.

I am delivered from the strange woman.

Lord, deliver me from the strange woman.

Soon she has him eating out of her hand, bewitched by her honeyed speech. (Proverbs 7:21 Message)

Praise your spouse.

Deut 27