Daily Wisdom 121: Proverbs 6:25

Proverbs 6:25 (NKJV) — 25 Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.

The false beauty of immorality. There is a beauty in holiness (Psalm 29:2). There is a false beauty in immorality, a beauty that depends on the artificial attraction of suggestive actions, seductive clothing, and makeup. The Pulpit Commentary says, “The eyelids are the instruments by which the amorous woman beguiles or catches her victims. She allures him by her glances. . . . Allusion may possibly be made to the custom of Eastern women painting the eyelids to give brilliancy and expression; II Kings 9:30. (See also Jeremiah 4:30; Ezekiel 23:40.) The wise man will not separate the immoral woman’s “beauty” from her person; her “beauty” is simply a subterfuge to trap the unwary.