Friday, November 28, 2014

Proverbs 4-6

(November 27, 2014)
                I am not sure what to take from Solomon’s statements about adultery and rejoicing in the wife of your youth.  On the one hand, Solomon is hardly what you would look to as a role model.  He allowed himself to be pulled this way and that (even into worshiping strange gods, and this when he had been blessed with profound revelations to start his life), and he certain demonstrated no capacity for sexual restraint during his lifetime.

                But, on the other hand, we have a father tell his son (in essence) ‘don’t make the same mistakes that I made in my life.’  He isn’t couching them in those terms, but I think that is actually what he is trying to say.  And if there is ever a person that would know and understand (both from his life and the life of his father) the dangers of unrestrained sexual behavior, it would be Solomon.

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