“One Woman Man”

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.  

Proverbs 5:15,18,19

“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.

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