9 at twilight, as the day was fading,
as the dark of night set in.
10 Then out came a woman to meet him,
dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
The story of the senseless youth continues. He has been heading towards her house, what does he expect to find there? Not to mention he does this at twilight, what good happens at night in the wrong part of town? That he is headed towards trouble is obvious to the observer, is it also self-evident to him? If so he doesn’t care enough to turn around, come what may.
Have you ever found yourself on the way to somewhere you know you shouldn’t go? Perhaps you went through with it anyway and now carry the regrets. This youth thinks he knows what he’s in for, but temptation has kept him from seeing the danger ahead. In such a circumstance, detach yourself from the moment to look at the big picture. Consider yourself as someone you are trying to help. What would you tell them?
“Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.” As he approaches, she makes it as easy as possible for him to fall into her trap. He’s looking for a good time, but what are her motives? He thinks he is special, but to her he’s just another dupe. He wants to have her, little knowing that he himself is being had.