Reading Proverbs 7 and 8 right after each other shows a striking difference between to women. The first is a harlot that seeks out men to come to her bedroom. She promises pleasure at no risk because her husband is away. “With much fair speech she causes him to yield with the flattering of her lips she forced him.”
“Force” is strong language for any sexual encounter. So I looked up the Hebrew and, while I am no expert, I do not believe it to be rightfully used here. This is why I’m not KJV only.
Nevertheless she is an aggressor, seeking her victims in the street.
Next we meet wisdom and knowledge. She cries in the streets addressing all the men at once. Because of her morning and her pleads she is not dressed to please the men with her body. She longs to be sought after and knows that when men pass her by they fall to the woman from the past chapter.
I did not know why, in such a male dominated culture, wisdom would be characterized as a woman. I think God showed me one of the reasons why. I think she is what God what’s people to replace the the first woman with.
I do not think the first woman is a physical woman, but the life style that the world offers. They are always in our faces seeking us out; never showing the true consequences for our actions.
If we try to replace that life with the one God has for us, we will be in his will. It will not be easy. We need to put the effort that we would in chasing this life as a man would chase a woman he loves.
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