Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

15 So I came out to meet you;

   I looked for you and have found you!

16 I have covered my bed

   with colored linens from Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed

   with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.


One by one, the temptress dismantles every objection the senseless youth might have. She has embraced and kissed him to undermine his modesty (v.13), appealed to religion to assuage his guilt (v.14), now she flatters him (you, you, you!) to appeal to his pride and arouses his senses with sights and scents. How could he possibly object? He is now firmly in her grasp, how easy it was to get in! Getting out will be another story, but of course he hasn’t thought that far ahead.

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