Daily Wisdom 184: Proverbs 9:17

Proverbs 9:17 (NKJV) — 17 “Stolen water is sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

Folly’s banquet. Wisdom offers meat and wine; folly offers bread and water. Wisdom invites openly to a well-furnished table; folly calls to a secret meal of the barest supply. Wisdom offers something full and satisfying; folly gives something that does not fill.

It is a trait of corrupt human nature to think forbidden things are attractive simply because they are unlawful. Such thrills soon lose their charm.