Proverbs 7:18-20 (ESV)

18 Come, let us take our fill of love till morning;

let us delight ourselves with love.

19 For my husband is not at home;

he has gone on a long journey;

20 he took a bag of money with him;

at full moon he will come home.”

The adulteress attempts to persuade the naïve man to believe that the passionate sex she offers comes with no cost. Because her husband is out of town and won’t return for a long time, she guarantees the young man that he has nothing to fear. But she should not be trusted! She’s unfaithful to her marriage vow. Clearly, it would be stupid to believe she’s telling the truth now. She is used to getting what she wants and will easily lie to manipulate the conscience of her victims. Of course she’s not going to give up her life of luxury for the young fool. She only wants him for the night. What a portrait of sin’s pattern! Just as Satan promised Eve that she would “not surely die,” so the sin that easily entangles us attempts to assure us that we have nothing to fear.The wise recognize sin’s ploy and resist its lure.