Who knew that Proverbs 5 possessed such profound advice on love, relationships, and marriage? Granted, some of the content is pretty PG-13, the wisdom is priceless!
Intoxicating love; enduring intimacy; fierce, captivating love; faithfulness; eternal commitment; promiscuity; sex; cheap thrills…just a few themes in this super loaded chapter.
As a married, working mom of a toddler, it’s very easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, that sometimes my marriage takes a back burner to the long to-do list. After a long arduous day, the LAST thing on my mind is what Solomon wrote in Proverbs 5:19:
She is a loving deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always be captivated by her love.
I’m challenged by this message, which urges us to never take love for granted.” Regardless of how tired I am, it’s important that I remain spiritually, emotionally, and physically connected to my hubby.
In Proverbs 5, a faithful, love-filled marriage is contrasted with the dangers of adultery. Two people uniting and giving ALL of themselves to each other requires commitment and discipline. Adultery can never truly satisfy because it’s living outside of how God created us to live. There is no such thing as a cheap thrill. Infidelity will cost you deeply.
To all those in love or seeking love, I dedicate Proverbs 5 to you:
15Drink water from your own well—
share your love only with your wife.
16 Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,
having sex with just anyone?
17 You should reserve it for yourselves.
Never share it with strangers.
18 Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.
Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 She is a loving deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts satisfy you always.
May you always be captivated by her love.
- 31 Days of Proverbs (uwana.wordpress.com)