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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


PROVERBS 5:15-17

15Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. 16Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? 17Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.

5: 15-17   In contrast to much of what we read, see, and hear today, this passage urges couples to look to each other for lifelong satisfaction and companionship. Many temptations entice husbands and wives to check out or leave altogether when marriage becomes stressful or dull in order to find excitement, pleasure, and release elsewhere. And through easy digital access, pornography has ruined countless marriages. But God designed marriage and sanctified it, and only within this covenant relationship can sex result in real love and fulfillment. Don’t let God’s best for you be wasted on the illusion of greener pastures somewhere else. Instead, if you are married, rejoice with your spouse as you give yourselves to God and to each other.

5: 15  “ Drink water from your own cistern” paints a picture of faithfulness in marriage. It means to enjoy the spouse God has given you. In the dry lands of the Bible world, water was precious, and a well or cistern (an underground water storage tank cut in stone) was a family’s most important possession. In Old Testament times, it was considered a crime to steal water from someone else’s cistern, just as it was a crime to have intercourse with another person’s spouse. In both cases, the offender endangered the health and security of the family.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and know that being 100% faithfull to your spouse is the only way to have a life full of love,joy,and peace in a marital relationship. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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