Biblical Sexuality | Proverbs 5:18-23
Proverbs 5:18-23 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.
Ever wonder how Solomon, of all people, had the guts to write about being satisfied by one woman? After all, the guy had 700 wives and 300 concubines. Amazingly, God used the man who experienced sexual intimacy the wrong way to give insight on doing it the right way.
Be satisfied, Solomon teaches, with the wife of your youth. Be captivated by her. Keep your sexual desires focused on her. Allow her to satisfy you all your life. Get drunk on her love. Why give yourself to a “wayward woman?” She does not know the meaning of love and commitment. If she is willing to cheat with you; she will be willing to cheat on you.
Solomon personally experienced the lack of discipline that led to his great folly. He felt the cords of sin that held him fast in sexual immorality. With his ways in full view of the Lord, he continued on the destructive path of sin. In the end his unbridled sexuality turned his heart away from God. Unbridled sexual sin will do the same to you and me.
Father, give us an intoxicating love for our wives. Help us to be captivated and satisfied in them alone. In Jesus’ name. Amen.