(Proverbs 9:16 KJV) Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
Again we see the element of decision, of free will. This woman, who represents what is evil and destructive, is making an offer that the “naive” (6612a) cannot refuse. Yes they can. So can I.
Think about all the offers we have. I am old enough that I am getting offers to take a loan out on my house with a reverse mortgage. The idea is that I need extra cash and I am going to die soon anyway, so why not live off of the equity that I have accumulated. I hope I am never simple enough or desperate enough to fall for something like this. What happens if I live longer than expected? What happens to my children?
So? I need to be constantly aware of people who have their best interests at heart. I like that saying, “I trust in God. All others must pay cash.”