Rev. Hans Fiene, pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Crestwood, MO, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Proverbs 5:1-23.
Solomon reveals both the true allurements of adultery and its devastating results in order to instruct his son to avoid such wickedness. The Scriptures are full of examples of men and women whose lack of satisfaction with the God-given marriage bed led to all kinds of ruin in their lives. Solomon himself knew what adultery had done to his own father and mother, David and Bathsheba. That he does not shy away from the Word of God when it touches his own life and history in this way shows how sharp Solomon’s wisdom truly was. Solomon does not only speak of the disastrous consequences of adultery. He also extols marriage, directing his son to find delight in his wife. God’s blessed gift is a reminder of His faithfulness to His people.
“Wisdom and Instruction” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Proverbs. Although Proverbs is perhaps best known for its short sayings full of practical advice, the one true God has so much more in this book of wisdom. True wisdom begins with the fear of the LORD. Christians walk His way of righteousness rather than the way of wickedness because we trust that all good gifts come to us through His Son Jesus Christ, who is His wisdom made flesh for our salvation.