(Pro 2:19 KJV) None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Apostasy. It is a terrible thought. The apostate is one who has turned away from a faith that was once embraced. That is what this verse is talking about. The scary part is the lack of “return” (7725). This person is lost.
The hopeful part is that we are not looking at an isolated verse describing a one moment decision. If you read back through this passage you find that this person has made a series of choices. Each choice drove him further from wisdom.
The warning is that you can come to a point where you cannot “take hold of" (reach NASB) (5381) the “paths” (734) of “life” (2425b). Your choices and directions lead you in ways that do not connect with hope.
So? If that concerns you it means one of two things. First, you may be walking in faith and aware of the dangers. Second, you are out of the faith and aware of the dangers. One has assurance. One still has a chance. Where are you on the path today?