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What can we learn from the wife in the home (Proverbs 5:15-20)?



      

Proverbs 5:1 - 23

ESV - 1 My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding. 2 That you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.

Clarify Share Report Asked April 05 2021 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The wife in the home can become unappreciated by her husband over time because of being involved in day-to-day routines and responsibilities, unlike women whom the husband may encounter outside the home.

In addition to honoring the marriage vow that he has made to his wife, the husband must make every effort to remember the strength and excitement of their original attraction, and do his part in keeping that "spark" alive by remembering what it was about her that originally attracted him to her, as well as his actions and attitudes toward her during their courtship; and continuing to exhibit those same characteristics toward her.

He must also remember that he is seeing the women whom he encounters outside the home at their best, and free from the responsibilities that day-to-day involvement would entail, as well as take into account the immense injury that he would be causing to his family -- as well as potential harm to himself (Proverbs 6:34-35) -- by yielding to temptation.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The wife in the home has dignity, and the husband is to delight in her (Prov. 5:15-20). Stick with her is how the father counsels his son (Pr. 5:15-18). "Don't switch horses in midstream!" 

The emphasis in this verse (Pr 5:15) is on the private use of water from a cistern. The thought expressed here is “Just as you drink water from your own cistern, so you should have sex only with your own wife.” The UBS Handbook

“Cistern,” Wiersbe says is a symbol of Faithful Love here, though elsewhere “cistern” symbolizes Apostasy or Idolatry (Jeremiah 2:13).

If you stay with her for her lifetime, you will be rewarded (Pr 5:19-20). The reward? Her love will satisfy you. 

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.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman and embrace the bosom of a stranger? 

I did a word study on the word, "satisfy" in Proverbs 5:19 because I grew up in the era of the rock song, "Can't Get No Satisfaction" And this is what I came up with:

◄ 7301. ravah ►

Strong's Concordance
ravah: to be saturated, drink one's fill
Original Word: רָוָה (read Hebrew from right to left).
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ravah Do you see the word “ravished”
in this verse? Proverbs 5:19
“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.”
IPhonetic Spelling: (raw-vaw')
Definition: to be saturated, drink one's fill

Proverbs 5:19
HEB: חֵ֥ן דַּ֭דֶּיהָ יְרַוֻּ֣ךָ בְכָל־ עֵ֑ת
NAS: Let her breasts satisfy you at all
KJV: let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;
INT: graceful her breasts satisfy all times

Kretzmann’s Commentary: Let thy fountain be blessed, the children of lawful wedlock being gifts of the Lord, and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Cf Deut. 24:5; Ecc. 9:9.

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe, or the graceful gazelle, emblems of the graceful, fascinating, lively nature of a young wife; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times, her bosom charming her husband, and be thou ravished always with her love, said of the ecstatic joy of the loving husband which meets with the glad approval of God within holy wedlock.

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