Companions of Prostitutes

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Proverbs 29:3 “A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.” (NIV)

I cannot imagine a more modern common example of being a companion of prostitutes than the consumption of internet pornography. Pornography is but a collection of online prostitution aimed at stifling men sexually.

Proverbs tells us that this companionship with prostitutes is a sure way to hemorrhage wealth. This is statistically true. Men who consume pornography wear out the prefrontal cortex- the part of your brain that assists you to make healthy calculated moves. When the prefrontal cortex wears out, a man’s ability to judge risk, success and failure is hampered. He makes foolish decisions. It doesn’t come off as a surprise that statistically men who consume pornography tend to perform badly at work, have their grades drop at school, falter in business projects and make bad money decisions. And if there are men who consume pornography but seem to do well in these areas, then imagine what levels of success they have robbed themselves by being content with the mediocrity of “doing just well.” Porn robs you of your potential, there is no doubt about it.

The converse is a righteous man who loves wisdom. You may not know this but wisdom is personified as a woman in the book of Proverbs. Her name is Sofia (Greek for wisdom, skill  cleverness and intelligence). The Bible uses the word Sofia to describe her, and in places like Proverbs 8, you can hear her speak. Sofia is a woman of virtue. And if you love Sofia, you can escape the companion of prostitutes. God calls men to detach from the arms of lady lust and embrace savvy Sofia. You see, Sofia is a not just a virtuous gentle woman; she is also an Amazonesque warrior who knows how to subdue one of her mortal enemies- sexual immorality. Just look.

Proverbs 2:16 “Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.” (NIV)

Sofia is a superheroine that can save the foolish man from an Avengers-level threat. And believe me, my fellow men, pornography is a man’s Avengers-level threat. Sofia partners with the ultimate Avenger- Jesus Christ, who bore the wrath of  God for our sins and avenged it all on death and hell. And in doing this, Jesus made the father glad. He brought joy to his Father because he partnered with Sofia. Hate porn; love women. Hate lust; love Sofia. Make your Father proud.

Proverbs 29:3 “A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.” (NIV)

By Ernest Wamboye

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Ernest is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband and a father. He has been married to Waturi since September 2012. They have two daughters: Thandiwe and Ivanna. He is also the author of four books. The Wamboyes are passionate to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly taught and understood in our post-modern world. They are champions of biblical discipleship and furthering the Kingdom of God by transforming one person at a time. They are the founders of The Relationship Centre Ltd (TRC), an organisation that aims to promote biblical family values in contemporary urban communities.

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