Today, as we read chapter 7, we come in contact again with the "strange woman" from chapter 5. It would do well to note verses 8-9.
In it, I picture a man who is walking down the street. Now, we notice this was no random street, because verse 8 says, "Passing through the street NEAR HER CORNER..." I get tired of hearing people use the excuse, "Wrong place at the wrong time." While that is the case sometimes, most of the time we are right in the place where we want to be. This man gave into the temptation of the strange women and went to her corner of the street, went to where he could find her and have his sinful desires fulfilled. Reminds me of the child's Bible chorus: Oh, be careful little feet where you go...
In verse 9, I can picture a man who thought he was all alone, in the dark, and no one is looking. Yet, there is nothing that can be done in secret. The rest of the children's chorus goes like this:...for your Father up above is looking down in love. So be careful little feet where you go.
There are always consequences for choices made, and we see the consequence of following the strange women:
Proverbs 7:25-27 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. (26) For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. (27) Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.