My lovely wife and I have been married now for far longer than being single or apart. That’s fun to think about. For me, I certainly can say “my fountain is blessed”. What exactly that means, I am not quite sure… I suspect in its original writing it was a double entendre. In our current time the temptations for young men to pursue immorality are many and powerful. Immorality is a substitute for God’s provision of sexual intimacy with our spouse. Solomon warns his sons of the dangers of the adulteress in a well crafted Proverb. In the very heart of the writing, he reminds us that God has provided someone for us with which to enjoy mutual satisfaction, so much so, that we can be forever intoxicated with their love. I am convinced by scripture and life that the greatest relational satisfaction is found in a heterosexual, monogamous, married relationship.
May your fountain be blessed and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Proverbs 5:18-20 NIV
How has God provided a continual blessing in my life with my wife? How am I showing gratitude and affection in return?
God, as this day begins- I look forward to what You have ahead. Oh, there are certainly tasks to accomplish- but more, there are people to love in Your name. May I find my way to each. Go ahead of me please to pave the way so that I may walk in Your ways, almost without effort accomplishing Divine purposes. I pause to pray for those hurting and grieving the losses in their lives, be their comfort. For each who needs Your provision financially and otherwise, please fulfill Your promise to provide what they need. And for Judy, my dad’s wife of many years, please heal her wounds and protect her in these years as her health declines. Help my dad be what he can be as we assist as well.