Here in Proverbs Chapter 7 King Solomon talks about a strange woman; the strange woman in this chapter is none other than MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Revelation 17:5). This mother of harlots and abominations of the earth is of course symbolic and what she in a sense symbolises is just about every idol (materialism) that you could possibly imagine, throw all these idols together in one and you will have in this same sense, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS and this strange woman that King Solomon talks about here. (The good man in this story is Jesus who has presently gone away but of course He will return at His second coming!) The young man in the story has been enticed by the world, this means that he has been led astray by the world’s media and advertising; the world’s media and advertising are all one and the same and they add up to the enticing words of the MOTHER OF HARLOTS (materialism), she of course wants to take this young man to her bed which symblolises spiritual adultery. A true Christian in a spiritual sense is married to Jesus and if a Christian in this same sense goes to bed with the world (idolatry) then he is commiting spiritual adultery. If people in the world who are not Christians go to bed with the MOTHER OF HARLOTS then they will have committed fornication with her. The point here is that they should be married to Jesus but they have refused His hand and chosen to have sex out of wedlock and so this is called fornication with the MOTHER OF HARLOTS and not adultery.
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
7 And beheld among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
10 And, behold, there met him a women with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird casteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.