Proverbs 2:18-19 For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead; 19 None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.

Posted: October 31, 2020 in Proverbs 02
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“Sinks to death” The destructive nature of this blinding sin leads on to walk alongside death.  Death in Proverbs is presented as both a gradual descent and a sudden end. 

God’s covenant with mankind (men and women), is twofold.  We must keep His laws to receive His  blessing.  God punishes sin.  When we deliberately break Gods’s laws, we can expect death, not life.  God says in His law that men and women are to save themselves for the marriage bed.  Notice (in verse 19) that those who follow this sinful way of life find death. 

Death in Proverbs is presented as both a gradual descent and a sudden end. 

There are only two paths to take. The path of sin leads to death and destruction. The path of righteousness leads to life everlasting.

The irreversible nature of continuing in this sin points to its devastating consequences. It leads to physical death, as expressed in the Hebrew euphemisms of (verse 22; “cut off” and “uprooted”). After that comes the reality of eternal death.

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