“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone,

never to be shared with strangers. 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.” Proverbs 5:15-23

The admonition here is very simple. Don’t break the seventh commandment. There is great beauty in the marriage relationship and great devastation when we venture outside it.

God knew what was best for us, all the way back in the beginning of time. He gave the world the marriage relationship for the blessing of it. So, because that has always been God’s plan, satan, of course, wants us to go against it. He places the temptation to sin at our doors because his goal is the destruction of all that God says is good.

We must always be aware that sin is crouching at our door. Our defense is the best offense. Love, cherish, honor, please our spouses, keep our hearts and minds focused on the Lord and our families. And never, ever, even go a fraction of an inch toward adultery.

Lord, help us to keep our hearts, minds, souls, and our strength focused on You, and guard our marriages and our families.

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