(Proverbs 5:9 KJV) Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
We have many demands on our lives and that is natural. The big ones are family, job and country. All of these have a Biblical place and are given honor in the Bible. This verse is in the context of marital fidelity. It is a reminder that we are to invest ourselves in our spouse not in casual relationships. It is also a call to stewardship.
We only have so much energy and time. The results of how we use that will show up in other things that we value. Solomon is reminding us that there will always be a hierarchy of demands. If the choice is your son’s softball game or weeding the garden most of us don’t have much trouble with priorities. It gets more difficult when it is a matter of keeping your job by showing up on time or giving someone a ride because their car broke down.
God makes demands on our time and energy too.
So? Make sure that your order of operations is in sync with what God is expecting. In the long run He can make things work out. Don’t make yourself a challenge.