Proverbs 5 – High Fidelity

“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:15-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

It may not surprise you to find out that the Bible encourages faithfulness between a husband and wife. Solomon’s wise words here encourage us to stay true to our spouse. In the beginning parts of this chapter, he describes a adulterous woman as sweet to start (lips drip honey) but in actuality she is a bitter gall. From the most natural sweetener to the a bitter substance, of no help.

Have you seen this in your life or perhaps the life of others around you? I find it interesting that anyone would want to “cheat” on their spouse with someone…especially another “cheater.”

Why? Well because I’m though that “forbidden fruit” may look good, it can’t be trusted. And you can’t be trusted if you engage in extramarital affairs.

Not only do affairs erode marriages, but they erode trust as well. And so Solomon righty encourages enjoying and loving the “one your with.” This passage also encourages keeping your love life to yourself. “Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?” The answer is no. They should be kept private, intimate and between the husband and wife only. Everyone else can get their own well if they want.

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