God can either be a strong fortress and a help in need of trouble or an earth-melting enemy. He can either be your ally, taking care of your tomorrow, or your adversary, bringing you to a swift end. He can either be your friend, who
“Go to the ant, oh sluggard. Consider her ways and be wise.” Work is good. Our hearts are bad. Solomon’s wisdom instructs us to look to creation for help to fight the scourge of laziness.
Solomon’s wisdom does not only apply in pre-empting unwise decisions but also in addressing situations where one is snared by an unwise decision.
As observed briefly the last time we were in Proverbs 5, this is a chapter that both warns against sexual sin and celebrates marriage. Solomon contrasts Lady Folly with Lady Wisdom. Lady Folly seeks to seduce those who are in covenant relationship with God—not only