For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.
The warning is against adultery in this section of Proverbs. The wisdom that the son needs in these moments is to know the deception in the adulteress woman and the one whom also sees all that we do.
For me when I read this I was immediately convicted and honestly felt found out. I know that God sees all that I do, but he ponders all my paths? Man this powerful especially in the context of adultery. Why would one choose the path of adultery? What is down that path that leads to life or pleasure? One would say that has acted in those manners that at the moment it was fulfilling but afterward is reaped death. I see this with sin in general. In moments of temptation, the sin seems like the best idea and most satisfying to take part in. At the end of the day, it is damaging to us and reaps death. God says I see what you do and I ponder your paths. The question God is asking me this morning is, Do I ponder my own paths? The God of all creation ponders the paths of his children and we don’t even ponder our own paths.
Father, I pray your Word rings true in me this morning and that as you ponder my paths I ponder my own paths as well. God help me follow you and your spirit that leads to life and peace and not give in to myself.