Sex Education Solomon Style - Part 1
|Proverbs 5 (NKJV™)
|My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding,
|That you may preserve discretion, And your lips may keep knowledge.
|For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, And her mouth 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 lay hold of hell.
|Lest you ponder her path of life--Her ways are unstable; You do not know them.
|Therefore hear me now, my children, And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
|Remove your way far from her, And do not go near the door of her house,
|Lest you give your honor to others, And your years to the cruel one;
|Lest aliens be filled with your wealth, And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
|And you mourn at last, When your flesh and your body are consumed,
|And say: "How I have hated instruction, And my heart despised correction!
|I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
|I was on the verge of total ruin, In the midst of the assembly and congregation."
|Drink water from your own cistern, And running water from your own well.
|Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?
|Let them be only your own, And not for strangers with you.
|Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
|As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love.
|For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
|For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths.
|His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
|He shall die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
|Proverbs 6 (NKJV™)
|My son, if you become surety for your friend, If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
|You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.
|So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; For you have come into the hand of your friend: Go and humble yourself; Plead with your friend.
|Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids.
|Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
|Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,
|Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler,
|Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.
|How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep?
|A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep--
|So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.
|A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth;
|He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers;
|Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord.
|Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
|These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
|A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,
|A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,
|A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.
|My son, keep your father's command, And do not forsake the law of your mother.
|Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck.
|When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you.
|For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
|To keep you from the evil woman, From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
|Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
|For by means of a harlot A man is reduced to a crust of bread; And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
|Can a man take fire to his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?
|Can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be seared?
|So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.
|People do not despise a thief If he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving.
|Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house.
|Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.
|Wounds and dishonor he will get, And his reproach will not be wiped away.
|For jealousy is a husband's fury; Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
|He will accept no recompense, Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts.
|Proverbs 7 (NKJV™)
|My son, keep my words, And treasure my commands within you.
|Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.
|Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.
|Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your nearest kin,
|That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words.
|For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice,
|And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, A young man devoid of understanding,
|Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house
|In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night.
|And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.
|She was loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at home.
|At times she was outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at every corner.
|So she caught him and kissed him; With an impudent face she said to him:
|"I have peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows.
|So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.
|I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen.
|I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
|Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love.
|For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey;
|He has taken a bag of money with him, And will come home on the appointed day."
|With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.
|Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,
|Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would cost his life.
|Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
|Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths;
|For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.
|Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
One of the best ways to grow a healthy, beautiful garden is to care for it consistently, including nurturing the soil and guarding against weeds and insects. Similarly, the healthiest marriages are nurtured, protected, and as a result, enjoyed. Skip Heitzig teaches that a biblical point of view for marriage is one where both spouses are offering ongoing care and fulfillment as a major defense against infidelity. This series points out the foundational ways to cultivate a continual intimate relationship with your spouse.
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