“The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray” (v22-23). The proverbs are warnings, bold sign posts reminding us that sin looks appealing, but it leads to “utter ruin” (v14). At the moment of temptation, adultery or any other ungodly behavior seems like it will lead to pleasure, freedom, and comfort, but instead we find bitterness and the sharp sword of regret (v3-4).
We don’t have to “die for lack of discipline” (v23). We can be attentive to God’s voice and follow Him into abundant life (v1).