November 4-5, 2017

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Reading along with us in Proverbs? Here’s today’s reading:

Proverbs 5 (ESV)

My son, be attentive to my wisdom;
    incline your ear to my understanding,
that you may keep discretion,
    and your lips may guard knowledge.
For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey,
    and her speech is smoother than oil,
but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
    sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death;
    her steps follow the path to Sheol;
she does not ponder the path of life;
    her ways wander, and she does not know it...Continue Reading

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  1. 21 For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord,
    and he ponders all his paths.
    22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
    and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
    23 He dies for lack of discipline,
    and because of his great folly he is led astray.

  2. “Remove your way far from her,
    And do not go near the door of her house,”

    Reinforces 1 Corinthians 6:18 – Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

  3. I’m finding verse 15, “Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.” Very confusing. Doesn’t it say in Jeremiah that one of the sins of the people was making their own broken cisterns instead of coming to the full cistern that is God? If that’s the case why kind of cistern are we talking about here? Are they idols? If they are idols why does God want us to go to these cisterns? Why must we keep them all to ourselves?

    1. Hi Sarah! If you read on in verse 18 it is talking about the wife of your youth and keeping that bond exclusive. The theme here is how bad adultery is and encouraging him to stay on the straight and narrow. ❤️

  4. I agree Sarah. Drinking from your own cistern is an analogy to satisfying needs and desires from one’s wife (or husband) rather than committing adultery with someone else’s wife (husband). This chapter is a good reminder of the deception behind any temptation to operate outside the bounds of marriage to gratify sexual desires. And as society continues to defy those standards it will reap the consequences. May we see God’s protection in the words of warming that David shares here with Solomon.

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