Proverbs 7:4-5: Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and to insight, “You are my relative.” They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words."
OBSERVATION-What does it say?
The adulterer and seducer has continually been referred to in the feminine sense using words like "adulteress", "adulterous woman", "wayward woman", "she", and "her." However, another word that has been used in the feminine sense in our readings is Wisdom. Wisdom is referred to as "her"," she" and "sister" (See Proverbs 3:13-18 and Proverbs 4:6-9).
UNDERSTANDING-What does it mean?
She, who is wisdom, is who will save us from the adulteress. Proverbs 2:16 says, "Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words." King Solomon continues to make a case for pursuing wisdom instead of pursuing the adulterous woman.
In the beginning of reading all this stuff that King Solomon wrote on adultery, it disturbed me that the female was always the seductress and the wayward one. Men can be just as seducing as females and although lust is a struggle that generally affects males, there are women who also struggle with lust. Then I read it in greater context and saw the bigger picture that there is no gender bias existing here.
The adulteress in our lives is the devil, the evil one. He seduces us with his tempting ways. He seeks to steal, kill and destroy, just like the wayward woman. Wisdom however, ( who is also referred to as a feminine being), is the Lord. He seeks to protect, give life and restore.
We have 2 choices to make...to either run with the adulteress and give in to her seductive techniques OR to run with wisdom and make her our sister as the above passage in Proverbs 7 mentioned. Dear Jesus, I pray that we would bind wisdom around our necks and make her our sister instead of giving in to the seduction of the adulteress. We desire life, not destruction. We desire that You alone are glorified, not the evil one. Amen.