Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 5

Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose—
   don’t ever quit taking delight in her body.
Proverbs 5:19 (TM)

I love the way scripture addresses some issues head on. Issues that we tend to sweep under the rug or ignore. For example, I don’t think you’ll hear too many sermons from the pulpit on Proverbs 5:19. But, we should. We spend so much time speaking out about the evils of adultery, pornography, and sexual sin – but we hear precious little about the joys and fulfillment of sexual intimacy inside of marriage. As Mike Warnke once said, "If you spend all your time doing the ‘dos’ you won’t have time to do the ‘don’ts’, and if you could you wouldn’t so you can’t so you don’t so it’s cool!"

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 5”

  1. Temptation can be so strong that we lose all sense of reality and common sense. This doesn’t only apply to what Proverbs 5 is discussing with a seductive woman, but anything we want really badly (stuff, status, etc). Solomon warns us that we don’t want to end our life full of regrets for rejecting a disciplined life. The true accountability is listed at the end of the chapter, however. “God doesn’t miss a move you make…….” At first, I take this as fear. After thinking for a bit, what a comfort to know that God is beside us in trial and temptation when no-one else may be there. We do not walk alone!

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