Man Traps

The term “Man Traps” comes from down under … Australia. It is a good description of women who lure men to commit adultery or fornication with them. These can be prostitutes, strippers, escorts, any woman who lures men with her body or eyes. There does not have to be intercourse for this to be wrong in God’s sight. Jesus said, in Matthew 5, “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Any woman.

When I was trapped in the transgender lifestyle, I resorted to strip clubs and pornographic websites. I was still telling myself the lie that I was a woman trapped in a man’s body, and therefore I considered myself to not be lusting or committing adultery … but I was terribly wrong. God held me accountable. It didn’t matter that I felt safer around women than I did around men. It didn’t matter that I felt safer around naked women than clothed women. Jesus eventually showed me that I had made an idol of women and that I was using them to replace Him. My heart yearned for a right relationship with Jesus.

Solomon speaks wisely to his children, such as in Proverbs 5, “My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of hell.” Don’t descend into this pit … hard to get out.

In the next chapter, Solomon says, “For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life, to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of the seductress. Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids. For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread; and an adulteress will prey upon his precious life. Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared? So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent.”

I am very careful now how I look at women, or don’t look. I think of them as God’s possession. I make careful movie selections. Job in Job 31 says, “I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a young woman?”