Monday, February 4, 2013

Proverbs Chapter 5

Most of the chapters of the book of Proverbs are filled with short, wise sayings that normally only a couple of verses long. Many times there will not be a central theme, just a collection of wise sayings. Chapters four and five, however, have a different format. Both are focused on a central theme from start to finish. Chapter four highlighted the supreme value of attaining wisdom - finding out what God would have you do in everyday situations. Chapter five's focus is on one of those situations: Marriage.

Drink water from your own cistern,

    running water from your own well.

For me, verse fifteen above (from the NIV 1984 translation) sums up the message of the chapter with a catchy metaphor.  That message is simple: Remain 100% faithful to your spouse. Great blessings will result from such faithfulness. Anything less will bring big trouble for everyone involved.

God will bless your reading,
Pastor David

1 comment:

  1. Chapter 5 is pretty much self-explanatory. What stood out for me is vs. 11-14 where it states that in the end it leads to great regret even though it may seem ("sweet as honey and smooth as oil--vs. 3-4)---This is certainly true.