Daily Bible Reading for Wednesday, January 24th:

Proverbs 5:15-19 – Cherish Marriage


The entire chapter of Proverbs 5 is a warning against adultery. As you your read it you can break it down into the following sub sections:

  • A description of the ungodly woman (Proverbs 5:3-6)
  • Avoid her (Proverbs 5:7-8)
  • What happens to her partners (Proverbs 5:9-14)
  • Cherish love with marriage (Proverbs 5:15-19)
  • A sin against God (Proverbs 5:20-23)

Of particular beauty is the reminder to live within the bounds of a godly marriage:

15 Be faithful to your own wife,
just as you drink water from your own well.
16 Don’t pour your water in the streets;
don’t give your love to just any woman.
17 These things are yours alone
and shouldn’t be shared with strangers.
18 Be happy with the wife you married when you were young.
She gives you joy, as your fountain gives you water.
19 She is as lovely and graceful as a deer.
Let her love always make you happy;
let her love always hold you captive. – Proverbs 5:15-19 NCV


About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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