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The Seductive Invitation
Proverbs 7:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
18 Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning;
let us delight ourselves with love.
Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning: Here, drink our fill means to take our fill or to experience our lovemaking as much as possible fully. The Hebrew noun rendered love (דּוֹד dod) is in the plural form here and in the second line are, used in the Old Testament only in a sexual sense and refer to sexual intercourse between two people. The context here is immoral sexual contact. Until morning has the meaning of all night long.
Let us delight ourselves with love: The Hebrew rendered delight (alas) means to enjoy, to take pleasure in each other with lovemaking all night.
The strange woman ends her offer with a night filled with lovemaking. How many young ones have fallen to these types of exploits today? When someone is trying to entice you into sexual misconduct, it is not loving within the lovemaking, but rather it is selfish lust. The strange woman is referring to lust, animalistic lust, and real love has nothing to do with her desires. True love is from God; this is from the debauched desires of one who is extremely bent toward evil. She pretends to comfort and console the young man and to love him, but really she is ruining him and herself. Would a man or a woman who truly loves someone pressure them into violating their Christian values?
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