Daily Wisdom 34: Proverbs 2:18-19

Proverbs 2:18–19 (KJV 1900) — 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.

The man who visits a strange woman has taken the first step downward to death and destruction. Her house is on an incline. To walk to her house, he must leave the paths of righteousness. The paths that lead to and from her house are deadly paths.

Proverbs 6:32–35 (KJV 1900) — 32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: He that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away. 34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35 He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Nothing short of a miracle from God can redeem an individual who yields to the temptation of a strange woman. It is not within human power to break the vise-like grip of moral impurity. The man who walks on the paths of death finds it quite impossible to step over into the paths of life. Only the miracle of redemption can help him.