Proverbs (Part 056) - Pro 5:18-19


18. Pro 5:18 - "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth." A. Let thy fountain be blessed: i. His "fountain" is the source of children which issues from his marriage with a godly woman (Pro 5:16). ii. Blessed ppl. - 1. Consecrated, hallowed, holy; consecrated by a religious rite or ceremony. 3. a. Enjoying supreme felicity; happy, fortunate. 4. a. Bringing, or accompanied by, blessing or happiness; pleasurable, joyful, blissful. a. A man who is married to a godly woman will have a blessed fountain in the primary sense of "blessed" because his children will be holy, being the product of a God-blessed marriage (1Co 7:14). b. His fountain produced by holy matrimony will also be blessed in the secondary sense because his children will bring him happiness and joy (Pro 23:24; Psa 113:9). iii. God blesses godly couples with numerous children (Psa 127:3-5). a. Happy adj. - 1. Coming or happening by chance; fortuitous; chance. Obs. rare. 2. a. Having good ‘hap’ or fortune; lucky, fortunate; favoured by lot, position, or other external circumstance. b. Blessed, beatified. b. If a couple has children it is because God graciously gave them to them (Gen 33:5). iv. On the contrary, sinners "shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase" (Hos 4:10). v. Their bastard children will also cause them grieve and pain rather than blessing and joy. B. and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. i. A husband should rejoice with his wife. a. Rejoice v. - 1. trans. To enjoy by possessing; to have full possession and use of (a thing). Obs. (went out of use in 16th century) 2. To gladden, make joyful, exhilarate (a person, his spirits, etc.). b. A bridegroom rejoices over his bride (Isa 62:5). (i) This joyfulness should not end after the honeymoon. (ii) However, it will take work at times to maintain it after the honeymoon. c. Husbands are to live joyfully with their wives (Ecc 9:9). d. Isaac sported with Rebekah (Gen 26:8). (i) Sport v. - (the 1st definition is reflexive) 2. a. intr. To amuse, entertain, or recreate oneself, esp. by active exercise in the open air; to take part in some game or play; to frolic or gambol. (ii) Whatever this "sporting" was, it was either something that is peculiar to lovers, or it was done in a way that only lovers would do because when Abimelech witnessed it he immediately knew that Isaac and Rebekah were married (Gen 26:9). (iii) Whatever they were doing, they were playing and having fun together. (iv) Isaac would have been at least in his 70s when he was being playful with his wife (Gen 25:26-28). (v) Romance shouldn't end when youth does. ii. "Mutual delight is the bond of mutual fidelity." (Matthew Henry's Commentary, commenting on Pro 5:15-23) iii. "Those take not their comforts where God has appointed who are jovial and merry with their companions abroad, but sour and morose with their families at home." (Matthew Henry's Commentary, Commenting on Pro 5:15-23) 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." A. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; i. A man's wife should be as the loving hind. a. Loving adj. - 1. a. That loves; affectionate. b. Hind n. - 1. The female of the deer, esp. of the red deer; spec. a female deer in and after its third year. c. A man should get love and affection from his wife. d. A loving hind gives goodly words (Gen 49:21). (i) Goodly adj. - 1. Of good appearance; good-looking, well-favoured or proportioned; comely, fair, handsome. (ii) Conversely, a strange woman gives flattering words (Pro 6:24). e. Hinds have swift feet that take them to high places (Psa 18:33; Hab 3:19). f. The lovers of the hinds leap upon the mountains and skip upon the hills chasing them which is why they are used to symbolize a husband in wife who are in love (Son 2:6-9). g. Hart n. - 1. The male of the deer, esp. of the red deer; a stag; spec. a male deer after its fifth year. ii. A wife should be as the pleasant roe. a. Pleasant adj. - 1. Having the quality of giving pleasure; originally synonymous with pleasing, but now used more vaguely: Agreeable to the mind, feelings, or senses; such as one likes. 2. Of persons or their attributes: Having pleasing manners, demeanour, or aspect; agreeable, cheerful, good-humoured. b. Roe n. - 1. A small species of deer (Capreolus capræa, formerly Cervus capreolus) inhabiting various parts of Europe and Asia; a deer belonging to this species. c. A wife's breasts are likened unto roes in scripture (Son 4:5; Son 7:3). d. A man's wife should be pleasing to him, and if she is he will be much less tempted to look to another woman for happiness. B. let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; i. Breast n. - 1. a. Each of the two soft protuberances situated on the thorax in females, in which the milk is secreted for the nourishment of their young; the mamma; ii. Protuberance n. - 1. The fact or condition of being protuberant; bulging out or projecting in a rounded form. iii. Satisfy v. - II. With reference to feelings or needs. 4. trans. To meet or fulfil the wish or desire or expectation of; to be accepted by (a person, his taste, judgement, etc.) as all that could be reasonably desired; to content. iv. There is something about the two soft protuberances on the thorax of a man's wife that fulfills his wishes and desires and contents him. a. Among other things, they make good pillows (Son 1:13). b. Men are enamored by women's breasts (Son 7:3; Son 7:7-8). c. Especially big ones (Son 8:10). d. Women need to understand this so that they can please their husbands and protect themselves from lusting whoremongers. v. A wife's breasts should satisfy her husband at all times. a. This means that a husband should only look to his wife's breasts alone for his satisfaction. b. This also means that a wife should make her breasts available to her husband for his satisfaction at all times. c. So ladies, if your husband can't keep his eyes and hands off of your breasts, don't be irritated at him because he is just obeying the word of God! vi. A wife's breasts are to only satisfy her husband and no other, so women should keep their breasts entirely covered up when in public (1Ti 2:9). vii. The strange woman exposes hers to attract men (Pro 7:10). C. and be thou ravished always with her love. i. Ravished ppl. - 1. Carried away by force; violated; ravaged. ii. While it is sin for two unmarried people to "get carried away" in their passion with each other, it is perfectly pure for husband and wife to do so (Heb 13:4). a. A husband's lust should be excited by his wife's love so that he can't control himself around her. b. A wife should ravish the heart of her husband just by looking at him the right way (Son 4:9). iii. A husband should be ravished always with her love and no other's. iv. A godly wife must always be ready to render due benevolence to her husband in the bedroom (and he to her likewise) so that he will not be tempted to sin (1Co 7:3-5).
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