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God has reserved great rewards for those who "drink from their own cistern" and find joy in the person they married.
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well…Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.
(Prov. 5: 15,18-21)
Proverbs 5 is one of several warnings on the dangers of adultery found in the book of Proverbs. This chapter also provides God's solution for married people so they can avoid this path that leads only to destruction.

The chapter begins by exhorting you to be attentive to God's wisdom that you may exercise proper discrimination and discretion and your lips may guard and keep knowledge and the wise answer [to temptation] (v. 2 AMP).

If you're married or are planning to get married someday, you definitely need proper discrimination and discretion in today's society when it comes to relating to the opposite sex.

Why? Because two sins of the flesh that Satan uses in the world to gain control over people are sexual immorality and adultery. Actually, these two sins are at the top of his list.

The world pushes adultery through the media and books as if it were no more dangerous than eating an ice cream cone. Just turn on your television set, and there it is.

It's as if people are committing adultery seven days a week, on every channel, all the time! The underlying message is clear: "Come on, everybody does it. Nothing is wrong with adultery. It's just no big deal."

But that's a lie. All you have to do is study the Word, and you'll quickly discover God's perspective on the subject: Sin will kill you—and adultery is one of the biggest killers!

Adultery steals your happiness. It destroys your marriage. It ruins other people's lives. It's one of the most dangerous temptations a man or a woman can ever yield to, deadlier than a rattlesnake.

The Bible warns that the feet of the adulteress go down to death; her steps take hold of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead) (v. 5 AMP).

Ken and I have seen men and women of God who knew the Word get drawn into adultery. Just like you, they probably thought it could never happen to them, but it did.

So beware—adultery isn't a lightweight temptation. It is never something to fool around with, because the person who commits adultery loses sight of and walks not in the path of life (v. 6 AMP).

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.

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