(Proverbs 5:4 KJV) But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
The previous verse tells us the words of the strange woman, or adulteress, are sweet and smooth. Don’t be deceived. Those same slick words become cutting and “sharp” (2299) in the end. We see reference to the two-edged sword. This is a picture that we don’t experience in our society. We tend to think of it as a tool that cuts both ways. The emphasis in Solomon’s time was a tool that was deadly.
Listening to the wrong people can lead to disaster. It can handicap you in the short term and send you to hell at the other extreme.
So? Pick your gurus with great care. Make sure they are the wisdom of verse 1, not the stranger of verse 3.