(Proverbs 5:18 KJV) Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
When I am standing in the line at the grocery store I usually am forced to look at the covers of national sludge magazines. One of the constant themes is celebrities finding true love and getting married. Another constant theme is divorce. It used to be that the only grounds for divorce was adultery. Now it is anything that ruffles your feathers. This is not God’s plan.
We are not to look for a better match. We are not to try to find someone who understands us better. We are to “rejoice” (8055) in the wife of our “youth” (5271). No trophy wives (or husbands) allowed here.
This is directed toward men because in that culture men were the ones with the power. Today this would be directed at both parties.
So? Simple statement. Marriage is for life. Clear expectation. Find a way to rejoice. Difficult obedience at times.