Proverbs 5:6

Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
– Proverbs 5:6

The center of this verse is the key to understanding the whole—“her ways are moveable.” Underlying her changeable ways is the design to deceive and ensnare. The strange woman is practiced in many arts of temptation, so she changes easily from one to the other to catch her victim. She also changes to prevent any preponderance of the true path of life. She doesn’t want men to consider what they are doing or what the consequences will be.

She is also unknowable in her true heart. She is a flatterer and deceiver. She is adaptable to suit her ends but a man can never really know her ends. What she really thinks or feels is concealed. The contrast with marriage comes later in this chapter, but here we see an inescapable reality with the strange woman. She may provide a moment of physical pleasure but she can never provide the deep, intimate connection and emotional satisfaction a man has with his own wife. That relationship develops and deepens over time between a husband and wife who love each other. The strange woman only brings ruin and misery and everlasting destruction to those who cannot keep from her way.

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