‘At the window of my house I looked through my casement, and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding.’
From Solomon’s observation we learn:—
I.The special perils of great cities.
II.The evil of late hours.
III.The danger of foolish company.
IV.No man’s understanding can be called thoroughly sound till it has been brought under the power of the truth as it is in Jesus.
‘It was “in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night” that Solomon witnessed those scenes from his palace window that almost brought a blush to his cheek. As darkness settles down upon the city, vice creeps forth from her lurking-place, and foul vermin in human form crawl the streets. All the demons of the pit hold high carnival. Now is the time for unlawful pleasures and mad convivialities and lascivious revelry. Young men, beware of late hours. Leave that latch key at home; you do not need it. That best of friends, the Lord Jesus Christ, offers you His supporting hand.’