An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love Potion No. 19

(Pro 5:19)  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.

Here is a verse that might get a big crowd is you put it on the marquee.  We live in a world that could really get with the idea of being “ravished” (exhilarated NASB) (7686) with “love” (160).  They would be disappointed though if the preacher were faithful to the word and emphasized that this was referring to the marriage bed, not the one night stand.

The Bible addresses all areas of life, even romance.  The margin of the NASB says this literally means “intoxicated.”  If you have ever seen someone reeling around when under the influence you get the picture.  We are supposed to be so much in love that we seem drunk.

So?  Are you head over heals in love?  Good.  You are living in Proverbs.  God joins the rest of us in thinking it is cute.  It is part of a life time commitment.

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