(Proverbs 5:9 KJV) Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
“Lest” (Or NASB) (6435) is a little word, but so important. It reminds us that we have choices and we make decisions. Choices have consequences. If you are an optimist you might say that choices have rewards. That depends on the answer you bubble in. The strategic point being made deals with wisdom. The tactic being used to illustrate it is sexual purity. The application could apply to any choice you are making in your life today.
Where do you want to invest your “honour” (vigor NASB) (1935)? Do you want to give it to some short term interest that will be consumed, wither or become useless or would you prefer to live your life in such a way that years from now you will look back, nod your head, and smile quietly to yourself? It makes a difference where you put your priorities.
So? Take the long view. You have seen the charts that demonstrate the power of compound interest as opposed to simple interest. Invest you life where it will grow and deliver righteous rewards.