Be Inspired: Wisdom Is Profitable Out Of Whoredom by Adedeji Oshigbesan.
Lust is prominent among youth and this generation counts it as an unavoidable gesture. If there is a age bracket where whoredom is predominant, it will be a youthful age bracket of ’18-30’. Usually, they tender a very critical reason to engage in consistent whoredom, like Association of friends and access to money and material things coupled with freedom.
All these obtained by a youth only leads him to coveting after more of these things, thereby, all other youth with such interest will follow suit and they will find such uncontrolled a freedom to do whatsoever they will. Most often times, whoredom is the main practice, infact the main goal for their ever consistent social gathering or relationships. Not that these things obtained by them should lead them astray but if they lack wisdom, they need to see it through the bible.
A keen look into the book of Proverbs 7:1-27, the whole chapter illustrates a story through a prose from King Solomon, giving a vivid description of how young people practice whoredom without knowing it grave consequences.
“My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words…” Proverbs 7:1-5
Now from this scriptures above, we can tell that King Solomon was creating the prose to look like he was talking to his son, which is actually true but on the other hand, he was talking to young people who know nothing about the consequences of whoredom; adultery, fornication.
King Solomon started his counsel with the fact that the words of his mouth are filled with words of wisdom and that such tales contains revelation of the reality that seems unreal. He said that his words should be kept in the heart so that it can keep his son away from the flattering words of a strange woman. That means that since wisdom requires words to make impact then the words of a strange woman will also make impact through words. Therefore, words are powerful and it takes a powerful word to overcome every other word.
Whoredom doesn’t just start from an unorganized event, it is usually well organized but painted like it was never planned.
Let’s read further…
“For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding…” Proverbs 7: 7-6
King Solomon carefully taking the details of his prose without any coincidence of events saying, he was looking from his window and saw a foolish young man. How was he able to discern among all that passed on in the streets that one was foolish. Not that all others were wiser though but something must have prompted his notion in this direction. His father, David gave a description of a foolish man.
David said, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1.
Obviously, the man that King Solomon saw was walking on in the streets among the ungodly, he was in unity with sinners and he must have been seating among the scorners. So to call him foolish is probably the best description. He called him a man void of understanding, simple in knowledge, that’s a man that lacks every wit of spiritual education.
Reading further, “Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night…” Proverbs 7: 8-9.
King Solomon painted this prose as an event he saw often from the same young man, who knew the route to the house of an harlot, pretending to be passing by… Now making mention of time, in the evening, twilight precisely, black and dark night is said to be the most comfortable for companions to get together and the illicit ones. Obviously, the weather at this time of the day is always cool and calm, therefore the flesh is always active… ‘sex is usually rampant during any cool weather’.
“And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)” Proverbs 7: 10-12.
A woman, with the dress of a harlot, met him. Should this meeting be a coincidence or planned? This is how whoredom operates, it would seem like both parties never had it in mind less talk plan it. But a vivid description about the woman, the harlot is given in contrast to the young foolish man. In that she is the one willing to give out her illicit services freely without the intention of the young foolish man in play.
True, according to this prose displayed by King Solomon, he was innocent to his intention to have a sexual affair with the woman. The woman is said to be loud and stubborn, meaning, she lacks a humble character that should attract men of virtue. King Solomon was not in any case at this point referring to one woman, but to all women who practice whoredom, that they lie in every corner of the street waiting for foolish men to trade their destiny with ‘5 minutes pleasure’…
At this point, may I say that Whoredom is not without seduction of either male or female…this prose presented by King Solomon is seduction from the female party as we read in the further scriptures below…
“So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.” Proverbs 7: 13-17.
She deceived him to think she planned all day for him, she made him think he was the most important customer of the day, she made him think that her services were free and comfortable and that their act will be hidden. Whoredom cannot be underestimated.
“Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.” Proverbs 7: 18-20.
Now she invites him, with the words of her mouth, she testifies that she is married and that her husband is faithful o his word to return from his long journey on a certain day. Whoredom is a kingdom, spreading through the veins of all young people, only the wise can destroy this kingdom.
“With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.” Proverbs 7: 21.
With her much subtle words, she forced him. meaning, the young foolish man was not even as convinced as she wanted him to be, with her flattering lips, she forced him. Don’t get it wrong that at this point the young foolish man didn’t have full knowledge of what she was saying or he was getting himself into. But being sincere in heart was not willing to let himself into her. Still the apex of the matter was that he lacked wisdom to fight the flattering lips of the harlot. Whoredom is a battle of words and wisdom, not might or knowledge but best, flee fornication.
Still reading through the scriptures, “He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks…” Proverbs 7: 22.
Now he accepts her seductions and follows her, King Solomon made a description of how he followed her. When a Cow goes to the house of slaughter, it thinks all is well despite the pool of blood it can see all around himself. “Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.” Proverbs 7: 23.
What is a dart, a sharp short arrow capable of piercing soft spots and the heart is that soft to be punctured by this dart. This young foolish man was thinking that he being approached by a woman means that he will get the comfort of sex without any consequences. No wonder King Solomon painted this part as bird that sees a food somewhere without knowing it is a trap.
“Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.” Proverbs 7: 23-27.
In King Solomon’s prose, he had carefully described seduction in the art of whoredom with the wisdom to get out of it in this last verses of this interesting chapter.
He has made us understand the end of whoredom, death and hell.
That whoredom has brought down many mighty men. Don’t just be a youth full of virtue without wisdom, conquer her kingdom and flee from her lips.