Proverbs 5:15-19 "Drink water from your own well--share your love only with your wife. Why spill the water of your springs in public, having sex with just anyone? You should reserve it for yourselves. Don't share it with strangers. Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. She is a loving doe, a graceful deer. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always be captivated by her love."
While I might be able to read the verses in Proverbs 5 just fine in my own home, it's another thing entirely to write about them. Where your friends can read it. Where the lady that sits behind you in the pew at church can read it. AND WHERE YOUR MOTHER CAN READ IT.
But, hello? Intimacy was designed by God, and therefore, when done in the context of biblical marriage, is nothing to be ashamed about. In fact, it might as well be celebrated because it is a holy act of obedience to God that has the ability to equal sheer pleasure.
While Solomon is addressing husbands in this passage, wives can learn a lot here as well. We are reminded that intimate love is reserved only for a husband and wife. And wives, while it can be tough to do, we are to be a fountain of blessing to our husbands.
This is a great visual reminder of one of our roles as a wife. Like a fountain, we are to be a perpetual venue of refreshment for our husbands. We must ask ourselves, are we regularly refreshing our husband so that he is renewed in his vigor to keep his intimate love at home?
I am to captivate my husband with my love. This can be done in numerous ways, but this passage is referring specifically to intimate love.
I know how challenging this can be. But, I also know that God is faithful to answer prayer, to provide encouragement and to help us grow in this area if we need to. It is an important aspect of our marriage and one we must continually work on.
Today's step towards a stronger marriage is this: Captivate My Husband with My Love
Join me tomorrow as we study Proverbs chapter 6. Just getting started on the series? Catch up with all the posts on my landing page between now and October 31.
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