When addressing the subject of lust in Proverbs 6:20, the Bible speaks of “the law of your mother.” This is a direct reference to the moral Law of God (the Ten Commandments). Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of forsaking that Law. “Bind” the Commandments upon your heart (memorize them). We live in a generation that hates the Ten Commandments. They have cut ties with them because they consider them to be a bind. The Law to them is the ultimate wet blanket that forbids lust, fornication, adultery, pornography, lying and stealing (see Romans 8:7). It is the party-pooper that prohibits the joy of sinful pleasure, and the more a nation gives itself to moral darkness, the more it will hate the light of God’s moral Law:
“When you roam, they will lead you; when you sleep, they will keep you; and when you awake, they will speak with you. For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life, to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a seductress. Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids” (Proverbs 6:22-25).
But when the Christian “roams,” the Ten Commandments will lead him. When he sleeps, they will keep him. When he is awake, they speak to him. This is because the Commandment truly is a lamp, and the Law is a light. The world is willfully ignorant of the truth and therefore they live in a moral obscurity. They have no idea that a perfectly holy God will bring to light every secret thing, and they will never depart from their sins until they have a healthy fear of God.
It is the Law that puts the fear of the Lord into sinners. It can do what it did for Israel when God accompanied the giving of the Ten Commandments with terrifying thunder and lightning.
To be continued...