Proverbs 9:13-18 “The woman called Folly is brash, she is naive and does not know anything. And she has sat down at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling out to those who are passing by her in the way, who go straight on their way. ‘Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,’ To those who lack understanding she has said, ‘Stolen waters are sweet, and food obtained in secret is pleasant!’ But they do not realize that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of the grave.”

Folly also has a house, and she tries to entice people who are on the straight and narrow path to enter. The words here echo the words of the woman who is trying to entice others to adultery, but are probably supposed to represent all sinful activities. Sin seems exciting, but leads to death.

Romans 6:19-23 “For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free with regard to righteousness. So what benefit did you then reap from those things that you are now ashamed of? For the end of those things is death. But now, freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your benefit leading to sanctification, and the end is eternal life. For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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