Proverbs 5: King James Bible
Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter five, Verses 15-20
15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. 16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. 20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
In my opinion it’s rather clear, that verses can 17-19 certainly speak for themselves. In a nutshell, the point is to dance with the one who “brung ya” (to quote a title to a Petra song).
Think of the simplicity that most people in this world (at least in the United States) don’t have an opportunity to enjoy because of our right to be stupid, as it relates to fidelity. The easiest way to discern the simplicity found with keeping one spouse, is to look at all of the complexities that come from infidelity, as it fractures and destroys lives in one way or the other.
In these last days, morality is being turned on it’s head, as right is becoming wrong, and wrong is seen as moral. The Lord told us this would happen several thousand years ago, and now we’re in the thick of it.
But take note at the jigsawed lives that this strayed approach to the Lord’s definition of morality yields. For some it comes easy to discern, others not so easy, but there is something wonderful about absolutes, and there is a freedom of spirit when we follow the Father’s commandments as it relates to morality and fidelity.
Have no doubts… Immorality and infidelity yield nothing but temporary pleasure and long term yokes, heavy enough to bend your back till your eating the dust. The Father’s wisdom would rather us stay free from these things that lead to suffering, and rather, grant a more simple and free life through the understanding and purpose given to us through his Word.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 11: King James Bible
28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
1 Corinthians 7: King James Bible
7 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
You have graciously shown us the ways of this life, and the way that you’ve prepared for us to walk. Remove all of the obstacles that are in our way, meant to trap us in either sin or those things that cause for us to lose heart. Grant us conviction should we be lead astray, and the wisdom to heed to your call. In the name of the Lord Jesus we pray.
Question – Fidelity
Have you ever noticed the attack on traditional Biblical fidelity?