Proverbs 2:16-19. 16. To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; 17. Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God; 18. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead; 19. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
As a young boy I remember Grandpa saying this little ditty. “Son don’t cuss, don’t drink brew and don’t run with the wild women that do.”
While reading Proverbs chapter 2 my mind went back to that little saying which causes me to ask this question.
Is there one woman that we should be afraid of, is there one we should stay away from and not run with? I believe so.
I believe the writer uses the word woman here to relate to the world, the worldly ways or the fleshly ways.
The world offers flattering things to those who seek pleasures of the flesh. Once we have taken in the world and become trapped in the flattery we forget about our covenant with God.
Drugs, crime, alcohol and immoral sex are entrapping many of today's youth and for some finding the only way out is by casket or spending their life in prison.
It is time to stop running with the world. It is time to start teaching our children in the ways of righteousness.
The writer in Proverbs says her way and her house is doomed for death. That they will not chose the paths that lead to life, the end will be a bitter end. We must repent and turn from this world and its ways. We must become set apart for the Lord.