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Daily Devotions – Delight in your wife

 

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Proverbs 5:15-23 (ESV)

15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. 16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? 17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. 18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, 19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love. 20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress? 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.

This advice is good for every marriage. Notice how earthy the language of verses 18-19 is! God wants us to fully experience the sensual delights of our spouse. Here God is counseling couples to make every effort to keep delighting in each other, to keep doing the things that made them want to get married in the first place.