Proverbs Chapter 5

Proverbs Chapter 5

Goodmorning today’s proverb comes from chapter 5.
“My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.
lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner, and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed, and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths. The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin. He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:1-2, 9-13, 15, 18, 21-23‬
Here love is used to illustrate the treasure that is given for us to cherish and nurture and how our own desires can lead us to becoming trapped in situations that take us away from that love. The wisdom that is taught for our benefit is to be cherished in the same way. To be what we compare all other things that are clamoring for our attention. So we can be reminded what is important and what will preserve us in the light of truth and keep our love rooted in the same. This takes discipline of diligent consistency and a clear focus of the goal. The path is direct and narrow there are no deviations except those that take us away or slow us from that goal. It is important then to continue patiently and diligently refreshing ourselves with the truth and taking comfort and joy in real love. Have an awesome day.

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