The warning against adultery can be taken as just that – a warning against sexual perversion of any and every kind. It is also a warning against the folly or stupidity of unbelief, of a hard heart. The Devil baits his hook with adulterated truth that appeals to the physical, spiritual, intellectual desires of mankind: “did God really say …” Genesis 3
Wisdom is singleness of thought, desire, purpose – Pointed to Jesus.
And in ch 5 Solomon has a specific word to blokes – Be singular in your devotion to your wife.
God’s word has some specific wisdom for both men and women, and for kids too. For those growing into old age and young folk.
And here Solomon gives his son (and us all too, because everyone can get wisdom from this) some hard-won no doubt wisdom on marriage.
Remember who this is coming from! Solomon, the guy with 700 wives and 300 concubines!
The forbidden woman is intoxicating as she is bitter.
And notice too, that her ways wander, “… And she does not know it.”
“Innocence” is not good enough. “I didn’t realise …” doesn’t cut it.
Because the litmus test is wisdom. Don’t hate discipline, don’t despise reproof.
Work hard at the singular devotion to your wife/husband, because that is wisdom!
And in God’s wonderful goodness, it reflects so beautifully our relationship with Him. SINGULAR DEVOTION.
“Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe.” 5 v18-19
These are words that hold great importance for us today, God’s people, men and women and young folk growing up in the world around us.
Praise God that in Jesus we find the pattern of a FAITHFUL husband (Him) to the BRIDE (the church).
Hallelujah, praise God that we can follow Him!