THEME: REJOICE IN THE LORD
“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? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?” For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.
-This chapter speaks of the way of wisdom which is contrary to that of the adulterous woman. This being the month of love and as valentines day approaches fast, these verses should be hidden deep in our hearts. Many are the temptations that come our way and the sin of sexual immorality has slowly become a norm, common to men. This sin has become like a high wall, cracked and bulging but it collapses suddenly, in an instant. It breaks into pieces like pottery, shattered so mercilessly that among its pieces; not a fragment is found for taking coals from a hearth or scooping water out of a cistern. The Lord instructs us then to drink water from our own cisterns and running water from our own wells (Proverbs 5:15). One should rejoice with the wife of his youth and be intoxicated with her love. One should maintain the path of life and not be dissuaded by the adulterous woman or man, who causes disunity in the family, separation and divorce. If ones cistern is leaking, it should be mended fast through reconciliation and love. By mutual love and respect knit together, as Christ calls us. If one does not yet have a cistern, he/she should wait on the Lord who is faithful to fulfil all His promises. Those who wait with humility will rejoice in the Lord. The Lord is calling us to repentance, love, patience, wisdom and faith, so that we may find rest in His salvation.
We give praise to You Lord and proclaim Your name and all You have done in all the nations. We sing praises to You Lord and tell of all Your wonderful acts. We glory in Your holy name and rejoice in You Lord. We enter Your gates with thanksgiving in our hearts, and Your courts with praise. We give thanks to You dear Jesus and praise Your holy name. Only You are Good and Your love endures forever. Only You are Faithful and Your faithfulness continues through all generations. Only You are Righteous, we rely on Your righteousness. Forgive us all for the times we have gone against Your will. Remove every desire to commit sexual immorality from our hearts and from the whole world. Remove every surge of sexual impurity, same sex marriages, incest, child molestation and every form of evil desire that is not of Your kingdom Jesus from the world. Wash us and the whole world with Your precious blood and cover us with Your hedge of fire. Give each one of us his own cistern and mend all the broken relationships and marriages we humbly ask You. Your promises dear Jesus are yes and Amen, do something new in our lives, families, nation and the whole world. You are the Light of the world Jesus, help us to follow You with contrite hearts that we may not walk in darkness but have the light of life. May Your light shine in us so that others may see our good deeds and glorify You Father. Fill our hearts with Your wisdom, love, respect, faith, humility and the fear of You, that we may always do Your will. You are the Rock of our salvation Jesus, we rejoice in You forever. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
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