And reproofs for discipline are the way of life to keep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
Do not desire her beauty in your heart, nor let her capture you with her eyelids.
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, and an adulteress hunts for the precious life. Proverbs 6:23-26
Parents train us with commands that illuminate how to live life. One caution they give us is to avoid evil people and in this proverb, the evil woman. She may beautiful and have captivating qualities and mannerisms. But, she will reduce one’s life to a very base and valueless state. Sadly, she is often proactive in her pursuits.
How am I keeping this and other commands and teachings? Am I keeping a wide boundary in these relationships?
God, thank you for great parents and even more, Your godly commands. I know that my life is worth more than a loaf of bread. I want to steward my life in a way that pleases and gives glory to Your Name.