Proverbs 7:8-9 (ESV)
8 passing along the street near her corner,
taking the road to her house
9 in the twilight, in the evening,
at the time of night and darkness.
The wise father observed a young and naïve man who lacked sense. This young man carelessly and foolishly passed by the house of the adulteress, unaware of the danger she presented. He walked without thought, and he didn’t cautiously consider where he was going. He just marched along mindlessly. Not only did he go into the wrong area of town, but he did so at the wrong time too! It was night, the time in which evil deeds hid under the cover of darkness. Like the simple man, we are fools as well if we choose to journey through life haphazardly, acting as if a carefree attitude is the best way to live. Instead, the wise woman thinks about where she is going, what she will do, and what the consequences of her decisions may be. An “anything goes” attitude toward life may sound like fun, but it simply isn’t wise.