By Tia McCollors
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and always be enraptured with her love. – Proverbs 5:18-19
There is no justification for adultery. In Proverbs 5, Solomon warns of the perils of being seduced by an adulterous woman, saying among other things that although her lips drip honey, she is as bitter as wormwood. But there is a remedy for this danger. Solomon advises a man to drink from his own cistern and to draw from his own well.
As Christian women our wells should run deep. Our husbands should be able to turn to us for water when he thirsts for physical, spiritual, and emotional renewal. He will find joy in the wife of his youth as she keeps herself appetizing to his eyes and doesn’t allow her spirit to grow old. Cisterns hold water for later and living waters continuously flow for life and healing. Don’t let the water set aside for your husband grow stale.
Practical Application: Men are visual creatures. It’s a husband’s delight to see that his wife takes care of herself. It expresses her self-confidence and also boosts his ego when people compliment on her beauty. Don’t take your husband’s presence for granted. Small things make a big difference.
Prayer: Lord, I pray that my husband will turn to me when he is thirsty. Help me to keep a well full of water that will renew, revive, and heal his hurting places.
Tia McCollors is a wife and mother who loves to encourage women to wear their faith like a designer label. Information about her inspirational novels and devotions can be found at www.tiamccollors.com.