Proverbs 1:14

Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
– Proverbs 1:14

This verse ends the enticement used as an example for a warning to Solomon’s son. It is a strong finish. The allurement all along has had particular appeal to youth. Here it is, “Join us.” The promise is comraderie and belonging in a group. The group provides strength and security. The group also provides a group benefit where the individual is profited by the actions of others in the group. There is a promise of sharing in the spoils, “one purse.” Think back to the deals on the playground where everyone was supposed to get an equal share, how did that usually work out? Solomon will proceed from here to show the folly of going this way.

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