No one really wants to talk about this… No One. Even those that have the courage to speak up do so in hiding most of the time. It makes us feel uncomfortable, squirm in our seats, we would rather for it not to be brought up at all… but it needs to be. This “subject” that we would rather not attack head on, attacks us, destroys relationships, and ruins lives. The interesting thing? It can destroy your life and you may not realize the damage that has happened for years. For one day down the road, when the smoke is still thick and “she” has taken your family, your money and your life from you… the weight of all the destruction will be realized and it will feel like a trillion lead balloons on your shoulders. (5:9-13)
How do you avoid this?
Stay away from other women… stay faithful to your wife.
Stay away from provocative pictures of other women… stay faithful to your wife.
Stay away from thinking about other women… stay faithful to your wife. (5:8)(5:15-19)
There are women out there that want to destroy your family… but it will not seem like that’s what they are after.
Her words are designed to draw you in, her speech is smooth,(5:3) but know and remember she is deadly (5:4-6)
Stay away. Don’t even go near her.
Instead focus on your wife, “drink water from that cistern, from the well that is your own” (5:15)
“But its hard for me to do that… you don’t live with her, and this woman over here…”
Stay away! Listen to Proverbs 5!
“But its hard for me to do that, my wife never wants to kiss me any more, she rarely touches me, its been weeks, months, years… and this woman over here…”
Stay Away! Listen to Proverbs 5!
Here is how the “but its hard for me to do that” thinking ends. “For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord and He watches all his paths. His own iniquities will capture the wicked, and he will be held with the cords of his sin. He will die for lack of instruction, and the greatness of his folly he will go astray.” (5:21-22)
Stay faithful to your wife… enjoy her. Work through what ever conflict you have that is preventing you from allowing your intiment moments to be what they should be.(5:15-19)
I am not expecting too many comments on this chapter… but it would be great to hear what jumped out at you from the passage. Please do not be afraid to comment on this subject.