Proverbs 7:25-27 (ESV)
25 Let not your heart turn aside to her ways;
do not stray into her paths,
26 for many a victim has she laid low,
and all her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol,
going down to the chambers of death.
Instead of wandering around aimlessly, walking
where he shouldn’t, the son is to stick to the path of wisdom. He must avoid the adulteress at all costs, as she will do whatever she can to take down whomever she can get. Even a mighty army is laid low by her manipulative techniques. The adulteress declares that by entering her house, the naïve man will experience passionate pleasure without consequence. But in reality, those who follow her walk to their death. It is important that we too be deliberate about what we think and what we do. If you were to honestly confess the area in which you are most tempted to sin, what would you say? How do you strategically avoid anything that might cause you to fall with respect to that particular sin? We can’t drift near things that may entrap us and expect to stay on the path of wisdom at the same time.