Sunday School Lesson 34BEWARE OF SEDUCTIONS
MEMORY VERSE: “It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made week” . — Romans 14:21 (NKJV)
BIBLE PASSAGE: PROVERBS 7:4-23
LESSON INTRODUCTION :
Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person to engage in a relationship or to lead astray as from duty, morality and the like. Also, it could be an attempt to corrupt, persuade or induce into engaging in sexual behaviour that is as enticing someone to desire having sex with the other by doing things by doing this which makes sex appealing and desirable. There is also a relationship between sexual seduction and dressing, of which every Christian youth must beware
1. SOME SEDUCTIVE TOOLS
2. DRESSING WITH CAUTION
1. SOME SEDUCTIVE TOOLS
It is an established fact that some things can trigger sexual desire especially among youths. David committed adultery because he saw the nakedness of Beersheba while she was bating (2Samuel 11:1-4). Sexual lust is induced when people who are promiscuous use nakedness to Lure careless ones to an unwholesome desires (Proverbs 7:10-13). This is the same as using pornographic films, magazines or dresses to display acts and images which make people sexually excited (Job 31:1). Some other tools that could be adopted for sexual seduction include fragrance, dance, body language, voice tone, etc (Proverbs 7:12-15). A true Christian must desist from all such things. (1Thessalonians 5:22). It is a terrible offence before God to desire to see other people’s nakedness (Matthew 5:28). Only insane people walk the street naked without any feeling of shame because they’re understanding is a darkened (Ephesians 4:18).
2.DRESSING WITH CAUTION
When the purpose of a thing is unknown, abuse is inevitable. God was forced to dress man when man was not ‘well dressed’ (Genesis 37: 21). The primary purpose of dress is to cover nakedness. Some dresses that are only good for bedroom some not the one on the streets. commercial sex workers and known with certain dressing style to boost their trade. Christian youths should not take to such forms of dressing in the name of modernization (Proverbs 7:10). This has led to the harassment of many youths there is a strong relationship between what we see and what we think (James 11:4). Therefore, your dressing must not induce unrighteous thoughts in orders (1Corinthians 14:40; Romans 14:21). There is a two-fold responsibility on dressing the man is responsible to guide his eyes from impurity (Philippians 4:8 Job 31:1); The woman is responsible to dress decently and avoid exposing sensitive parts of the body (Proverbs 7:6-27; 2Samuel 11:2). This principle is also applicable in the reverse order.
CONCLUSION: Any form of dressing likely to excite people sexually should not be worn by a Christian youth especially in public places (Philippians 4:5; 1Corinthians 8:13).
1. Mention some tools used for sexual seduction.
2. What is the primary purpose of dressing?