Proverbs 7:6-10
Prov 7:6 (KJB)
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
Casement - Lattice
Here Solomon seems to be giving a personal story which he experienced and is now passing this information on to His son. This, of course, as all Scripture is under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We can even look at this as God the Father looking down from Heaven at both His children and those who are unsaved. (Psa 102:19 KJV) For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; God sees everything and is aware of everything that happens on the Earth.
Prov 7:7 (KJB)
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Solomon was probably seeing some young men just hanging around together and to him it seemed there was one among them (and there always seems to be one in every crowd) who was void of understanding. Solomon probably picked him out because he may have been the most boisterous one in the group and was probably heard above the rest trying to talk them into doing some mischief, namely going to the house of the harlot. This same scenario happens among Christians frequently, not the going to the house of the harlot, but there always seems to be someone in a church or group who is always trying to get the others to accept some new teaching. Many times the new teachings are not found in Scripture which makes that teaching akin to spiritual adultery and those who accept it are definitely void of understanding.
Prov 7:8 (KJB)
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
It seems that the one who was void of understanding, could not convince the others to join him in his fornication. It seems that the group he was with would not succumb to the temptation of the flesh, however, a reverse situation exists here. It is obvious this man’s friends could not convince him to forget about this sinful situation. This is why it is so important that all Christians understand the Scriptures very well, so when a situation comes up, not only with them, but with others, they may be able to make a solid case to avoid the sinful situation, and may prevent a friend from getting into trouble and may lead them to the Lord for salvation. (Jude 1:23 KJV) And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. The only way we can possibly pull anyone out of the fire is to know the Scriptures and the consequences of sinful actions. Those blinded by sin will never factor in the consequences of sinful actions, unfortunately sometimes Christians don‘t either.
Prov 7:9 (KJB)
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
This man who wanted to commit fornication with this harlot seems to have been taking his time in planning to visit her because if you notice the verse, the time goes from twilight to the dark of night. In twilight, there is still some sun or light available, which we can spiritually see that those who want to sin will have the light of the Scripture still accessible but once they reject the teachings of Scripture, it is like plunging into a dark abyss, into the night. It is spiritual blindness that leads many to destruction. (1 John 1:6 KJV) If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: Those who claim to be Christians and reject the teachings of Scripture in exchange for physical sin must seriously look at themselves to see if they are truly saved. (Mat 7:21 KJV) Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Prov 7:10 (KJB)
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.
Subtle of Heart - Guarded or preserved heart
This man had placed himself in the visible vicinity of this woman’s house and as a result, she came to meet him. She was dressed in the attire of a harlot but interestingly, she kept or guarded her heart. She was able to steal the hearts of others while she kept her heart to herself, that is, she did not become personally involved with her clients even though she was using her body to seduce and capture their heart. This shows the cold, detached personality of a harlot while the men think they are falling in love with them but it is just sinful business. Here too we must take a spiritual lesson that whenever we place ourselves in a position to dialogue or check out a false teaching, we can be assured that these false teachers will definitely come to us just as the Pharisees did in the days of Jesus. (Mat 23:15 KJV) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. False gospels and teachings abound in our day and we must guard our hearts to make sure that they are only dedicated to Christ because if we get snared into a false gospel, then we will have a divided heart and normally the false gospel will love bomb us and then we will go toward the false gospel. Those in false gospels will have a seared heart toward the truth and will give up no ground.