Proverbs 9:13-18
Prov 9:13 (KJB)
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
Clamorous - Make an uproar, to roar, or to mutter
Simple - To be gullible or foolish
Here is a comparison between the person who is wise and the harlot who is foolish. The foolish woman does not have herself in control and will be very clamorous and she may become loud in any situation. Not only does she not have control of her mouth but she also lacks wisdom in that she accepts anything, meaning she is gullible. Instead of using wisdom to guide her life, her life is ruled by extreme ignorance of reality. People who live from situation to situation are normally fragmented in their beliefs and these fragments never come together and solidify which means knowledge and wisdom has fled. This is why she knows nothing because she does not gather wisdom or knowledge, instead she disdains them.
Prov 9:14 (KJB)
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
She no longer sits at her door waiting for the deluded clients to come to her, she has become bold and now she reaches out to the high places of the city. These high places are where business is being conducted and where government is seated. This shows the boldness of sin and how it is classless because it does not respect any person in any social strata. The boldness of sin is found in every walk of life and the wise man will see it for what it is worth and avoid it at all costs.
Prov 9:15 (KJB)
To call passengers who go right on their ways:
People do not have to go out looking for sin, it will come to them. This shows that sin will attempt to entice anyone as within those who pass by, there are the upright who choose to live a Godly life. Sin will capture those who are simple but those who are wise, will keep walking and will avoid any future calling of temptations so they will not fall. (Prov 22:3 KJV) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Prov 9:16 (KJB)
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
Simple - Na´ve or inexperienced
Wanteth - Lack
Those who live for the pleasures of this world may think they have all wisdom but the reality is that they are na´ve and they lack understanding not realizing that they are literally playing with fire. They are willing to sacrifice their eternal future for a few years of wanton pleasure. To sacrifice the eternal for the temporary does not show true wisdom but shows the spirit of folly of one who has no understanding. Every person in this world attends the funeral of someone we know and it is at that time that it should get us to think of our own mortality. Unfortunately, the spiritually dead do not think upon eternal things, only the things of this transitory life.
Prov 9:17 (KJB)
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Those who live for the pleasures of this world will turn into the harlot because she claims that stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. There is pleasure in sin for a season. (Heb 11:25 KJV) Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Moses knew that it was better to suffer in this world and live eternally with the Lord than live in all the sensual pleasures of Egypt for a short season. The enticement of sin is that it always claims no consequences. The enticement is that there will be pleasure and enjoyment. This is the call of sin to every human being but it is the wise person who can hear beyond the call and see beyond the present picture. (Heb 4:13 KJV) Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. God sees everything and nothing is hidden from His eyes. There is no such thing as secret sin. (Isa 29:15 KJV) Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Prov 9:18 (KJB)
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
The ignorance of man when committing sin is amazing. He only sees that he is presently enjoying the fruits of sin but fails to take into account that there are eternal consequences to sin, no matter what that sin is. It does not matter if it is harlotry or even saving the whales. Anything that diverts us from seeking the Lord, is sin. Those who sin and do not become saved, will be judged on the last day and be cast into eternal hell. This verse teaches that the spiritually dead are those who continue in sin believing that there will be no consequences but they will find out on Judgment Day the fruits of their sinful labor.