Thursday, June 2, 2022
Madame Prostitute Calls Out, Too
13-18 Then there’s this other woman, Madame Prostitute—
brazen, empty-headed, frivolous.
She sits on the front porch
of her house on Main Street,
And as people walk by, minding
their own business, calls out,
“Are you confused about life, don’t know what’s going on?
Steal off with me; I’ll show you a good time!
No one will ever know—I’ll give you the time of your life.”
But they don’t know about all the skeletons in her closet,
that all her guests end up in hell.
-Proverbs 9:13-18 The Message
The Way of Folly
13 The woman Folly is loud;
she is seductive and knows nothing.
14 She sits at the door of her house;
she takes a seat on the highest places of the town,
15 calling to those who pass by,
who are going straight on their way,
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
And to him who lacks sense, she says,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
Verses 14-17 studies: It’s hard to think about how hypnotic and intoxicating wickedness can be. Just one sin leads to wanting more sinful behavior, and it seems more exciting than the Christian life. People put to the side every thought of wisdom’s sumptuous banquet in verses 1-5 to eat from the stolen food of folly. So don’t be deceived; sin is a dangerous game. Before playing the game, take a look at how others were affected playing the game.