As we move onto a another Chapter in our Proverbs, we learn that the central thrust of the Proverbs is Wisdom and the Biblical definition of wisdom is the living our lives in fear or reverence to the Lord; knowing that God is always present and watching us, so now that we have established what wisdom is, we learn what wisdom can guard us against:
Pro 2:16 Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman, from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.
Pro 2:17 She has abandoned her husband and ignores the covenant she made before God.
Our carnal desires can sometimes make us easy pickings to a seducer, but wisdom guards us against that, because through wisdom we recognize that someone who is promiscuous or sleeps around is bad news!
The next verse shows us the end result of laying with someone who cheats on their spouse:
Pro 2:18 Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to the grave.
…the grave and death…yikes! No one wants to sign up for that, the juice most certainly is not worth the squeeze! In retrospect, it is easy for us to say, I don’t want the grave and death in our life, but again our desires can entice down that road. However, as the Proverbs remind us, wisdom guards us against that – living in fear of the Lord, and we can stay in communion with God and maintain that relationship with God and the wisdom He freely grants us, through both prayer and reading His Word, or keeping our noses in the Bible every day, not just on Sundays!