I have never been good at flirting. I just don’t understand it and it makes me feel so uncomfortable. But, I have been in the presence of girls who are master flirts: with a few choice words, sultry looks and strategic moves, they can snag a guy’s interest like a flower attracting a bee. It is truly extraordinary to watch and recognize the power a woman can have over a man with words and looks.
But, sisters, how often we abuse this power! So much so that God has to warn men, through the words of Solomon, not to get entrapped by a woman’s beauty (Pr. 6:25), or the allure of her eyelids (Pr. 6:25), or her flattering words (Pr. 7:21). Now, when it’s your husband falling for these things (like in this passage!), that’s a different conversation.
Girl, your actions have the power to destroy a man – his heart, mind, purity, spirit, and even his life.
To seduce, means to attract someone to a belief or into a course of action that is inadvisable or foolhardy. Girls use a lot of different tactics to try to get a guy’s attention. And the eyes can be one of the most powerful methods of seduction. In fact, one scientist actually succeeded in making two people fall in love in a lab by asking them to stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes after answering a series of personal questions.
You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart with one look from your eyes. -Song of Solomon 4:9
So, save that look (you know which one I’m talking about, girls!) for your husband so that someday he can echo the words of Solomon and know that that look has always been and will always be only for him alone.