Be Happy With What is Yours. Proverbs 5 15

May 5, 2021    Mister Brown
Temptation to be dissatisfied is everywhere! So much around us screaming, “You’re not happy!” “You’d be happier if...”.

In this Proverb Solomon tells his son to stay at home. To be satisfied with what is his. #GetWisdom!

It’s gonna get a little saucy here today – we’re talking about sex! Sex is not a bad thing; it’s an amazing gift from God, but you need wisdom in order to handle it correctly. You ready for this?

In the Bible, King Solomon had 300 wives and 700 concubines. That’s 1000 women that he was sexually intimate in some way! He was messed up by this, and heart was turned away from God by women. He learned the hard way, so it’s interesting that he shares this wisdom with his son.

Wow. Solomon is giving warnings about who to be and who not to be with, and has a lot to say about self-control. And it leads us to our verse of the day, Proverbs 5:15

Okay, back to today’s verse (Prov. 5:15): “Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.”I think he’s using this analogy about water to talk about being satisfied with your own wife, not with someone else’s. I like how, in verse 19, Solomon tells his son to “be intoxicated always in her love.” In his own wife’s love, not in anyone else’s.

Love the one you’re with. We’re bombarded with messages that tell us the grass is always greener somewhere else, but that’s a lie. The grass is greener where you cultivate it.If you’re married, be happy where you are, and love the one you’re with. Marriage is a beautiful gift. Despite the many temptations we face, I promise you, it’s better to stay at home, so to speak, and to stick with what is yours. Media will try to tell you about the standard of beauty, but let me tell you something: when I got married, my wife became my own standard of beauty.She is the most beautiful woman I know, because she’s mine.

This advice goes for all of us, married or not. Don’t go looking for love from someone that’s not your own. Let’s read our verse of the day one more time: “Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well,” (Proverbs 5:15).Stay at home, stay at home stay, at home. Get wisdom.