What is it about an adulteress - or an immoral woman that gives her power over men? According to what we read in Proverbs 5:3, it is the power of her words. Granted, we know that a woman can use her body to get a man's attention - but very few men on a lustful look will enter into an adulterous affair. What is dangerous is when the "strange woman" begins using her lips and speech to reel a man in for the kill.
The lips of an adulterous drip honey. She is filled with compliments and sweet words for the dope who listens. To be honest, part of the reason this works is twofold. First, too often married women don't know the power their words have on their husbands. A man longs for his wife to say nice things about him - to him. (By the way - this is a two-way street! Men don't use their mouths like they should either to compliment and praise their wives). After a period of time, a husband no longer hears nice comments from his wife (which may be partially his fault for being ungodly - or no longer a husband who takes care of things as he should) - and misses being spoken to in this way. Enter the adulterous woman - who comes into his life with lips that drip honey. Oh, how we need to see the additional proverb that says that more flies are caught with honey than with vinegar! (By the way - more husbands are caught with this too - and ladies . . . there are plenty of women who will compliment him if you won't. This doesn't mean he'll become an adulterer - but it does mean that if you don't speak nicely to him - he's just that much more vulnerable!)
The other reason this works is because men are stupid. They'll listen to some adulterer who compliments them - not realizing that her compliments are empty. She is using them to bait him into the relationship. Just like a fish bites a lure - so he bites at the compliments of her honey dripping lips - not realizing that when he does - he will be hooked - dragged out of the water - stuffed and put on the wall as a trophy to her feminine wiles.
She will come to him with speech that is smoother than oil. He may be a husband who only hears bitter, angry, or resentful speech at home (again usually his own fault - but ladies beware - his failures do not merit yours - just like yours are no excuse for his). When this fool listens to her smooth speech, he does not know nor understand that she is baiting him with it.
Oh, dear saint of God - especially if you are a brother in Christ - RUN FROM SUCH WOMEN! When a women who is not your wife or daughter seems to always be offering compliments - it is not a good thing. When you think to yourself that you wish your wife would say the kind of nice things this lady does - realize this - SHE AIN'T A LADY - AND THAT THING IN YOUR MOUTH - THAT'S A HOOK! This is dangerous situation - one that is repeated far more often than I'd even want to consider! You are being set up - and the best thing to do is to run like crazy! Go home fool - talk to your God and then to your wife. This is the wisest thing you can do - and if you don't do it - well . . . get ready to be caught, gutted, stuffed, and displayed as another foolish man who went for the honey-lipped, smooth-as-oil speech of a strange women - and ended up an adulterer!