(Proverbs 7:22 KJV) He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
“Straightway” (suddenly NASB) (6597) we find ourselves in a bind. Have you been there, between a rock and a hard place? We tend to play the victim and it would seem that is what this guy is feeling. I am sure that he would have defended his predicament by claiming he was trapped. And he was. He was trapped by his habit of making excuses.
Look back over the previous verses. This adulteress led him step by step toward sin. It is pretty obvious if you want to look for it. How did I know to bring an umbrella to work today? Well, for starters it was raining when I came out of the house. Then there was the fact if was raining yesterday and the weather report was for continued showers. I don’t know, maybe I was just lucky.
So? What are you going to be “suddenly” aware of today that has been in front of you the entire time? Hopefully nothing. Turn on your radar. Light your lamp. Read your Bible. Or be an ox.