Common view and interpretation of Proverbs 5 seems to be that it is written as reminder and warning not to commit adultery, and to focus on and enjoy what you have at HOME rather than with the "stranger."
Sadly, when I was reading this Proverb chapter, I saw two "older men," from my life, for whom I have witnessed a sad last chapter. Both of these men perceived themselves as very lonely, eyes not on relationship with the Lord, souls not concerned primarily with growing in His wisdom. Both men ignored statements of caution from others. Both men basically forfeited relationship with "family," (children and grandchildren) and gave themselves to a new woman in their lives, a "stranger" who would become their wife, not a woman seeking to live for God and his ways. Both men died leaving fruits of their inheritance to the woman, and very little to the people that sprang forth from their fountain (in this case, their genetic offspring).
I see this proverb as a reminder to be careful and weary of "strange women" who are not family, and to listen to advise and counsel. Do not focus on self. Focus on God's ways, His plan, what He has provided...(family). Of course this could be conversely applied to be cautionary of women ...against "strange" men. I think it is all about reminding people to remember their moral compass, God's Word. Live carefully considering God's prescription.
List of priorities
GOD, His will, His ways
Family, loyalty to and service for,
Friends, CHURCH, community, ministry...
If people have their priorities straight they would be much less vulnerable to temptations that would lead them awry and to strangers rather than higher priorities. God sees ALL and His Word assigns morality and some system for assigning priorities.
Here is this chapter copy and pasted from BibleGateway and verses in bold, which succinctly apply to the highlights that grabbed me as I was reading.
Lord, I thank you for Your Word. Please forgive us when we let you down by missing an opportunity to teach or to speak for Your wisdom, Your ways, but Lord, help us to practice what we preach and to demonstrate Your LOVE and grace. More of You is what we need. In Jesus's name we pray, Amen.
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