Proverbs 1:11

If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
– Proverbs 1:11

Though Solomon poses a hypothetical, he doesn’t suppose that these temptations will not actually happen. He does choose particular examples, but this kind of temptation comes in various forms. He chose an example with certain appeals to the young man, and particularly those lacking in wisdom.

The tempters say, “Come with us,” and “let us.” A sense of security is given in numbers and also authority. A sense of comraderie and group action are very appealing to an energetic young man. Young adults are particularly prone to want to “do something.” If not otherwise directed, that something often leads to folly.

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