Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
16 Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
19 As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
As Solomon warns his son away from the immoral woman, he directs him to his own wife. Interesting that it seems Solomon is instructing a married son, not a younger teenager. And the point is to turn away from tempting sinful desires by turning to stronger godly desires. Why should we be enraptured by lesser pleasures, when God has given us greater ones? Those married have a natural outlet, if they will do the work of cultivating that relationship. An outlet for lust is very easy to access these days, and Satan tempts us with what is easy, regardless the cost later. If you have fallen for this pattern of discontent and lazy sin, there is a way out. Maybe it is sexual in nature, maybe it has to do with your work, or your parenting or your schooling. But there is a way out. Repent and rejoice.
Repent – no sin is so bad that repenting of it won’t bring forgiveness. No sin can separate you from God, unless you refuse to repent of it.Rejoice – get on the right path again by rejoicing in what God has given you.