Chapters 5, 6 and 7 of Proverbs is Solomon instructing and warning his sons and all younger men with a heightened sense of urgency not found in the rest of the proverbs.
“Drink water from your own cistern, water flowing from your own well…. Let your fountain be blessed, and take pleasure in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful fawn — let her breasts always satisfy you; be lost in her love forever.”
Solomon is genuine and sincere in his passionate counsel. One woman – just one woman, your forever wife from your youth. You need no other and you should want no other. In these three chapters he creatively presents a very strong case for being a one woman man.
*Reflection: Is this the same man who in the years that follow will accumulate 700 wives?! The answer sadly is yes. How quickly a good man with strong convictions can fall from grace.