She seizes him and kisses him … he follows her as an ox goes to the slaughter … many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.” Proverbs 7:13,22,26,27

Jeffrey Epstein was born in New York City to Jewish parents. Perhaps he was exposed to the teachings of the book of Proverbs as a boy, but Jeffrey Epstein chose not to follow the advice of King Solomon. He believed that he could gratify his sinful nature in any way he pleased, including the abuse of underage girls, and there would be no price to pay. In a cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, on August 10 of this year, Jeffrey Epstein was found dead, the result of an apparent suicide. The Word of God declares, “Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death. And all her slain are a mighty throng!” Jeffrey Epstein is just one of the mighty throng that followed their own carnal lusts to their logical end – the chambers of death!

But undoubtedly, Jeffrey Epstein did not foresee that following his sinful lusts would lead to death. Rather, he believed the lie that Satan has propagated for centuries: “God desires to restrict your pleasure, and Satan desires to give you maximum pleasure.” That is a lie from the father of lies! It is the same lie that Satan used to lure Adam and Eve into sin! All the misery known on this planet is a testimony to the terrible, destructive reality of sin!

Jeffrey Epstein, in his younger years, may have begun to dabble in sin, perhaps “soft” pornography, all the while believing that he was in control, and that he could stop whenever he wanted. But making compromises with seemingly small sexual sins has devastating results! Pornography is more available today than to any previous generation – but it is just as deadly as it was in Solomon’s day! Epstein had become a slave to his own lusts, and he followed his lusts as an ox to the slaughter! When Satan promises satisfaction, remember his intent is always your destruction, never your happiness! When we compromise with sin, we are declaring that we trust Satan to provide greater happiness than God Himself! May God have mercy on us!