For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
The house and paths of the strange woman slope downhill – to death and hell (Pr 2:16-19; 5:5; 7:27; 9:18). There is hardly a greater danger to men than a strange woman – an attractive and flattering woman outside his marriage with a whore’s heart, who by giving her body destroys men’s souls, either ignorantly or intentionally (Pr 6:26; 23:28).
Strange women have wounded and killed many strong men (Pr 7:26). Only the carefully righteous like Joseph escape her (Gen 39:7-10; Eccl 7:26). Only by God’s grace do any men ever recover from sinning with her (Pr 2:19). Man! Get away from her! Today!
Her house and her paths are not limited to those literal places – they include any sexual activity with her, no matter where the sinful liaison takes place. It may even be her pictures in a glossy magazine or adult website. Going to bed with a strange woman, or fantasizing about doing so, or choosing her lifestyle will bring the same result – death.
There is more than one way to die. Physical death – the death of the body – is only one way to die. Fornicators die physically from STDs, jealous husbands, protective fathers, and capital punishment in moral nations. Of course, such deaths today are hidden away and disguised, for this wicked generation has glamorized the house and paths of whores.
Men also die spiritually, emotionally, and eternally. They can lose their fellowship with God. They can lose their reputations, families, wealth, health, ambition, peace, and other essential assets – all of which may be called death, the ruin of a good life. They also end up in hell, the second death, where all whoremongers will spend eternity (Rev 21:8).
The average man lives 73 years, but whoremongers cannot expect so many years. Popular movie actors, music stars, and other public fornicators often live only half those years. Even the world knows that hard partying and whores will steal years off a man’s life. A benefit of Hollywood is seeing the shorter life expectancy of profligates like Errol Flynn, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Anna Nicole Smith, and many others.
Young man! Older man! Do not be deceived. Do not let this wicked generation paint an illusion over the house and paths of the strange woman. They are sloped down, down, down. They lead to death and hell. The lie of today’s music, movies, clothes, and lifestyles, that free love and casual sex are elixirs of life, will destroy you. Do not be as blinded by women as Adam, Samson, David, and Solomon. It cost them life and peace.
Male seducers have also enticed and destroyed many innocent girls and women, though this is not emphasized in Proverbs, where Solomon warned his son. Only carefully chaste girls or those with vigilant and protective fathers escape them. Only by God’s grace do such women recover from sinning with men. Girl! Get away from him! Father! Save her!
Once you start down the slippery slope of sexual sin, who will pull you back? The strange woman has no heart or ability to help. She already lives in hell and likes it there. The fascinating addiction to sexual sin will pull you down. The blessed God, Whom you rejected for a devilish woman, will only help after repentance, which will be hard to find.
There is another whore whose house and paths must be avoided, for they also lead to death and hell – the false Church of Rome and those churches that came from her. Churches are known as houses of worship, and their religious rites and spiritual practices may be called paths. The Bible calls the church of God His house or temple (I Tim 3:15). Therefore you have the sacred duty to reject Roman Catholicism and her abominations, no matter where they might be found (Rev 17:1-6; 18:4; I Tim 4:1-3; II Thess 2:1-12).