Proverbs 9: King James Bible
The Foolish Woman – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter nine, Verses 13-18
13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. 14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways: 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. 18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – The Foolish Woman
Having wrapped up the benefits and characteristics of the Holy Ghost throughout this chapter, it ends with a new character, which we’ve not seen yet. That would be the foolish woman.
We’re going to notice a little bit of a difference between the “Strange Woman” and the “Foolish Woman.” If you’ve been following along through these devotionals, you may remember a thing or two about the Strange Woman.
She represents the world and all of the lusts thereof, or in other words, all of the worldly things that are at us day and night. She does all that she can, to lead us off of the path that the Father has prepared for us through temptation.
The verses above describe to us this new character, the Foolish Woman. This lady is attempting some similar recruitment tactics that “Wisdom” (the Holy Ghost) used in what we’ve read in chapter eight.
Wisdom had prepared a meal for those who would receive her invitation, and come to the table. This Foolish Woman is also offering a meal, but the bread and the water is stolen. Both of these are different from the Strange Woman, who was offering herself up via her bed.
I believe, that the foolish woman relates to religion that has an Anti-Christ doctrine. Don’t forget, it’s the fool that says in his heart.’there is no God.’
She is clamorous, simple, and knows nothing. Such is the case if you don’t have the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom. We’ve spoken about the wisdom of this world, but there are millions of people out there that are searching out “hidden,” “forbidden,” or “arcane,” knowledge.
In order to receive said knowledge, there are a host of different religions that are willing to accommodate with what they think, is said knowledge. When you’ve entered into this domain, you actively and consciously, agree to eat that rotten bread in secret, and agree to drink that sweet poisoned water of false doctrine.
The Foolish Woman isn’t roaming about in the twilight, as the Strange Woman does. She openly shouts out for any to hear. Those who enter her house, know in advance that they are about to do wrong.
Any other god is an enemy of the one and only God Almighty, and to choose the former, is to be against the ladder. There is no ‘one foot in and one foot out’ of the Foolish Woman’s house. It’s either all or none. Jesus said (and I’m paraphrasing), “you’re either for me or against me.”
Never let anyone convince you to enter into the house of the Foolish Woman, and should you see anyone heading into her house, raise the alarm & start praying for that person. The scripture above gives us the end result of entering through her door.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 12: King James Bible
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Thank you for your insight and your input as we explore the depths of your Word. Should we ever find ourselves within the reach of the voice of the Foolish Woman, teach us exactly how you would prefer for us to resist. Should there be any in the way, who is following her voice to her house, give us the words to speak, the words to pray, with the discernment as to where and when to use them. In the name of the Lord Jesus we pray.
Have you ever been called to enter in to the home of the Foolish Woman?