As part of the 31 Day Proverbs Challenge, I am doing one chapter per day for 31 days since there are 31 chapters also in the Book of Proverbs. This is day 5 of 31, therefore I am focusing on Proverbs 5.
Today read the whole chapter of Proverbs 5.
Proverbs 5 gives warnings about sexual sin. In this fifth chapter of Proverbs, the Parents give warnings to their children. They warn them about seductive living. It tells us that an immoral woman has nice talk, that talk can be appealing, but that smooth talk is seductive. That seduction is deadly if you give into it. If you given into to the seduction, you are giving up your honor. The immoral woman is also unstable. This warning is clear to stay away or it can lead to death.
In verse 15, drinking water from your own well, can refer to the quenching of your sexual thirst. That you are only to stay in sexual bounds with your spouse. Husbands to your wives and wives to your husband.
I guess you can say the immoral woman is the sin of honey. This type of honey you want to stay away from. She might look like fun, sweet or something pleasurable, but that passion will cause you to burn! So this shows there is bad honey and there is good honey. An immoral woman is bad honey!
honeycomb נֹפֶת nopheth pronounced (nō’·feth). It gives the sense of shaking into pieces. It can also be used to describe flowing honey, honey from the comb, a dropping down, hone and honeycomb. #H5317 Adam Clarke commentary says this about the Drop as a honey-comb – “She uses the most deceitful, flattering, and alluring speeches: as the droppings of the honey out of the comb are the sweetest of all.”
Wormwood לַעֲנָה la`anah pronounced (lah·an·ä’). According to the Lexicon it means: From an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed): – hemlock, wormwood. #H3939 So her end brings poison to you to and you become like an unused root and are cursed.
This chapter goes onto to say you must stay with the moral person, your moral spouse. In the way this Proverb is written it seems to be more applied to the son in finding his wife. But, I am sure it can be turned around to the daughters and warn them not to live an immoral life and this is not the way to live.
Look at Proverbs 5:3-5, as shown below in the graphic and the quote below.
“For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb & her mouth is smoother than oil. But her end is bitter as wormwood sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death her steps take hold on hell.
Share what you got out of reading Proverbs 5? What verse stood out to you and why?
Introduction | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8
Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16
Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24
Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31
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