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Do Not Depart from Wisdom
Proverbs 5:7 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
7 And now, O sons, listen to me,
and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
And now, O sons, listen to me: After a section of giving his sons counsel about their unrealistic nature of ideas or desires about the strange woman’s suggestion of underlying passion and sensuality, the father enters into another plea for his sons to listen (שָׁמַע shama), that is pay attention and obey, never departing from his words.
And do not depart from the words of my mouth: The Hebrew for put away (סוּר sur or שׂוּר sur) from (4:24) meant to remove something concrete or abstract, to take it away, to cause it to go away. Here, the same Hebrew word has the meaning depart, leave, that is, to make a move away from the words of the father and the path of the righteous, life.
It is a must that we remove ourselves from all immoral influences. Such as music, entertainment, the internet, magazines, and even books. And the most influential impact on us is other immoral people. It is more likely that their bad ways will rub off on us before our good ways impact them. (Prov. 6:27; 1 Cor. 15:33; Eph. 5:3-5) In addition, we do not need to attract their attention by flirting with them or dressing immodestly. – 1 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 3:3-4.