A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“Warning Against Adultery”, Proverbs 5:1) My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 2) That thou mayest regard discretion and that thy lips may keep knowledge. Malachi 2:7. 3) For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4) But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Ecclesiastes 7:26; Hebrews 4:12. 5) Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Hell. 6) Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. 7) Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. 8) Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: 9) Lest thou give thine honor unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: 10) Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; 11) And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12) And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 13) And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! 14) I was almost in all evil (brink of utter ruin) in the midst of the congregation and assembly. 15) Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. 16) Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. 17) Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. 18) Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Ecclesiastes 9:9. 19) Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. Song of Solomon 2:9. 20) And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? 21) For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He pondereth all his goings. 22) His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. Psalm 9:15. 23) He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
Quest Study Bible – v3-10) What’s wrong with adultery? First, it violates God’s Holy Standard (Exodus 20:14). Second, its consequences are devastating. Adultery destroys reputations, character and marriages. Even adultery done and kept in secret is fully exposed to a God who judges righteously.
John Gill’s Bible Exposition – v16, Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad Or “shall abound”, interprets a multitude of children, the “fountains” are the man and his wife in lawful marriage; the streams are their offspring lawfully procreated by them; which may be said to be “dispersed abroad”, when being grown up they are disposed of in marriage in other families; [and] rivers of waters in the streets; meaning a numerous posterity as before; and such as a man is not ashamed publicly to own, whereas he is ashamed of such as are unlawfully begotten. Isaiah 48:1 ) . v22, His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself: he may fancy that when he grows old his lusts will be weakened, but he will find himself mistaken; and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins; and will be brought to justice.