I came across this column on Agape Press called The Serpent of Porn and had to laugh when it began with a Biblical lesson about the importance of avoiding sexual temptations from – of all people – Solomon!
Solomon intimately understood how powerful sexual temptation can be for a young man. It was with him in mind that he wrote the fifth chapter of Proverbs. “My son, give attention to my wisdom, incline your ear to my understanding …. For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and smoother than oil is her speech” (Proverbs 5:1-3).
Yes, folks, he’s actually turning to Solomon for advice on avoiding sexual temptation. Solomon. The king who, according to the Bible, had 700 wives and 300 concubines (though the Catholic Encyclopedia says that may be a mistake and he only really had 70 wives and 300 concubines; that’s much better). The same king who was, himself, the product of the marriage of David and Bathsheba after David had her first husband killed so he could have sex with her. This is a bit like turning to Elizabeth Taylor for marriage advice.