Day 12

Day 12 | Share What You Read

ACTIVITY

Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:

  • Pray prior for 1-minute
  • Read Proverbs 5
  • Share a verse or a principle with someone from the reading
  • Pray for 4-minutes today using the P.A.C.T. method

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  1. Ryan Kernan says:

    “Hear me now therefore oh ye children and depart not from the words of my mouth.”
    I wish I had read these words 20 years earlier. But I have read them, and I need to remember them.

  2. Allan says:

    The whole chapter is powerful. It starts out with a call to tune in to the frequency of God to discover His wisdom and understanding. It is easy to mistake a great opportunity for a trap without being tuned in. For those who refuse and things go wrong, they cry out in agony and womder why they didn’t dive into the wisdom of God before moving forward. But in the end, our own choices trip us up. Because we don’t dive deep into the wisdom and knowledge of God daily, we continually stumble.

  3. Ryan V says:

    When we apply God’s counsel of abstaining from sexual immorality and are fulfilled with our spouse our life is truly blessed

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  4. Brian says:

    “I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.” Proverbs 5:13

    This verse stood out to me because not listening to my parents and not having a solid relationship with God in my high school and college years cause me to stumble and fall into trouble many times.

  5. Jason says:

    as we continue to live our lives with our wives how do continue to seek them like we did early in our relationship

  6. Don Neal says:

    I like Prov. 5: 18 “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”

    This verse tells us to remain faithful to our wives, and continue to honor and enjoy them, rather than wandering off to pursue another woman. Remain faithful to my commitment to the wife of my youth!

  7. joelsano says:

    (2/3/21) Proverbs 5:21-22 The Passion Translation
    “For God sees everything you do and his eyes are wide open as he observes every single habit you have.
    Beware that your sins don’t overtake you and the scars of your own conscience
become the ropes that tie you up.”
    I must focus my priorities on doing the things God asks me to do—not what I want to do.

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  8. Michael says:

    listening to instruction is key, if we do not listen to instruction we rely on our own wisdom that doesn’t come from God. Discipline is key to perfecting any knowledge and the undisciplined tend to not master things. I struggle with discipline when it is something I don’t want to do. If I want to do it, discipline never comes into play. I wish it wasn’t a struggle following God. With discipline I know I will get to where following God isn’t about discipline, but an ingrained part of me.

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  9. Brad Hamilton says:

    Verse 22 speaks to me and I think to many other men. This speaks to why we end up in bondage to lust, porn, fantasy, etc. “He will be held with the cords of his sin.” Help us all God to find our freedom in you.

  10. René says:

    I work mostly alone and don’t have opportunities in these covid-19 days. So today I decided Facebook was the way to go. I rarely login but this was a good opportunity, and I shared the following and will probably get some comments for it.
    Proverbs 5:21 “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths.”
    All He is asking is that everyone should take heed of his actions and his words and consider the consequences…whether good or bad.

  11. Paul says:

    Proverbs 5 has many verses and meanings for us as men to apply in our lives today. Verse 18 and 19 are great reminders for me of how much I truly love and care for my wife today and the past 41 years. Great verses to share with my wife.

  12. Jeff says:

    Gods wisdom is what every man needs but most don’t follow. I was a miss lead man at one time and Gods discipline got me back on track with my wife’s help. She is my angel and had Gods mercy and love to bring me back.

  13. Louis Vanderhart says:

    We are to love the wife God have us, and treat her with kindness just as Christ responds to us. As we grow older together may our love deepen to each other and to God

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  14. Kevin says:

    This chapter reminds me the dangers of even thinking about other women. It is so dangerous in the world when it comes to lustful thinking. I pray that all the men participating in this challenge stay steadfast and pure. Amen!

  15. Cory Baron says:

    “Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/eph.5.2.nlt

    There are many temptations in the world. Even thinking about them, watching them or speaking about them can be dangerous and lead us down an evil path.

  16. Thaddeus Kennedy says:

    Wisdom is to be found in the Lord. By looking elsewhere to other places we are like a married person not satisfied in their marriage or love. This action can lead us to destruction and down paths of wickedness. When are focus is on God we are able to delight in his glory and grace.

  17. Jeffrey Lindsey says:

    I learned that our insight from God and also learned to be careful with the type of women I’m around make sure they make me fall astray.

  18. John McBride says:

    Temptations can pull us away from Christ and away from his glory. We need to embrace his good word and his wisdom he gives to us through scripture!

  19. JAMES DELGADO says:

    “My son, pay attention to my wisdom…”
    I’m so poor, I can’t even pay attention !
    Prov. 5 convicts. God sees everything we do.
    11 “At the end of your life you will groan,
    when your flesh and body are spent.”
    That sounds like a V.D. to me.
    How we grieve His Holy Spirit when we disobey His instructions and warnings.
    If we knew ahead of time which team was going to win this spiritual war,
    Why stay on the losing team ? I Choose Team Jesus.
    There is no good thing apart from our LORD God.

  20. R Francis says:

    I learned from Proverbs chapter 5 that discipline is not all the time easy but to me it has a lot to do with repetition. Remembering years ago being in R.O.T.C we had to wake up every morning at 4am M-F and everyone had to make up their own bunkbeds and to be ready for P.T. that stands for Physical Training, that was done right before breakfast and this was not fun. I could have easily went Award or ended up in Crab City Jail or being dismissed from all of my duties. Being discipline isn’t all the time easy but with out it there is consequences.

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  21. Timothy says:

    God, soften my heart to your discipline. During times like these we need to fight hate with love. Not hate with hate. Show thy neighbor Compassion. Love your brother and sister!

  22. Christopher Soto says:

    21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.
    22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.

    • Janic Maysonet says:

      20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
      Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
      This chapter was meant for men!

  23. Kevin V says:

    Verse 3 “For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil”. I think this is talking about temptation in general (success, women, money, personal achievement, material possessions) anything that takes our focus off of God. The verses Remind me that my temptations are very strong and real and I need to keep my focus on God (v1). Any secret sin I have is not a secret, but is in full view of the Lord (v21).

    I struggle with temptation daily. Lord, help me to flee from temptation and focus on you.

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  24. Jesse Skytland says:

    James 1:21 I will not stop halfway for he is with me as to be led in the right direction moving forward!
    ✓Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

  25. Joe Middleton says:

    This is what I shared with my son and the men in my men’s group to encourage them to share with their sons. I wish my day would have shared and help guide me in my early life.
    My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
    turn your ear to my words of insight,
    that you may maintain discretion
    and your lips may preserve knowledge.

  26. Ian Robert says:

    Hello Vince,I need help unboxing the metaphor of the adulterous woman in this chapter.What I took home is verse 1,the son should incline the years to his father’s wisdom.

  27. Darin Palmer says:

    I like verse 21. God is always watching us! Something that simple should be enough for us to make better choices. It’s the old WWJD!!

  28. Rex says:

    Receiving God’s wisdom & going against culture & our own flesh is seldom easy at first but it saves us from a lot of heartache over time. Thank You Father for sharing Your wisdom with Your children!

  29. David says:

    Our hearts and mind need to be focused on what God has already blessed us with and not on others or what others have. Stay faithful and walk in and with the Lord. When we allow our heart to focus on what is not ours, we are more likely to make bad decisions that could lead to destruction and pain for the ones we love.

  30. Tom says:

    In all ways keep your eyes, ears and heart on the Lord. In times of temptation and strife stay
    focused on the word of God. Lean on Him in every situation and he will see you through it.
    Trust in me my son and praise the Lord, and I will lead the way, says the Lord!

  31. Eddie says:

    verses 16-18 our pastor talked about a month or so ago. the fountains are our wives and we are to keep them to ourselves, not share them with others, in terms of marital relations. the wayward wife is like the fountain that overflows in the street, which will eventually leave the husband to die of thirst and he will also go elsewhere to quench his thirst.

  32. Robert Ordóñez says:

    Verses 11 and 12 talk about the regret of not having heeded the wisdom offered to us. That’s powerful–I knew, but I didn’t DO. Lord, help me listen to your whispers of wisdom. And help me find someone else to share that with today!

  33. Thomas Toedter says:

    For the lack of their discipline they will die. Wow! What a powerful reminder that leading a God centered disciplined life is essential to maintaining LIFE!

  34. jamulwindyridge says:

    “My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.” “For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;”

  35. Adam says:

    “For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21

    Convicting. God sees what I do and knows what I see. Knows all my thoughts and intentions.

  36. Seare says:

    Catching up here. I’m sharing The idea of
    The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them;
    the cords of their sins hold them fast.
    For lack of discipline they will die,

  37. Mark Roehl says:

    Verse 9 struck me. Our honor and dignity are very valuable assets, worth more than money. It would be unfortunate to sully those by having an affair, committing a crime/sin , or just, in general, being a bad apple.

  38. Dan says:

    As men of God, we are to stay far away from adulterous behavior. When tempted (and we all are), stay away and run to God! Pray for discipline in our lives. I love my wife, and cherish her. Why would I throw that away!

  39. Danny says:

    we see the below contrasting events play out all the time in society…

    18 May your fountain be blessed,
    and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

    3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
    and her speech is smoother than oil;
    4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,
    sharp as a double-edged sword.

    contrasted with

    18 May your fountain be blessed,
    and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
    19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—
    may her breasts satisfy you always,
    may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
    20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?

  40. Addison Waite says:

    Amen Paul, I love proverbs and in reading through this study it is helping my thirst for the word to grow.

  41. George says:

    Shows God’s design trumps / wins over Satans’s Counterfeits (porn and other distortions….)! PTL!

  42. Jim says:

    Vs. 8 ” Keep to a path far from her, do not go near to the door of her House ” and ” And lead us not into temptation ” Having been down this road some years ago, never did I feel so Distant from the Lord than at this point. I to , with God’s help and with a loving Christian wife got thru this. How easily I fell off the path. A great message to share with those who you may know , who feel tempted or involved currently. God Bless Guys !

  43. Tom says:

    Key thought I will share. “My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel. Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬. My prayer is that God will give me a Devine appointment today to share this thought with.

  44. Nathan says:

    The grass is not greener on the other side. I often find myself glancing for a bit too long and then I wonder where my heart is at while that glance is happening… Then I think about how blessed I am to have Sarena and how wonderful and beautiful she is. This reading really hit home for me in a lot of good convicting ways.

  45. Kris says:

    Embrace and encourage discipline so I can learn from it. I like most do not like to be corrected or disciplined. However, He does both because he loves us and desires we grow in our sanctification.

    Always hard for me to hear this in scripture as it make it sound too late. The reality I need to focus on is thanks to Jesus it is never too late to repent and grow towards him. That doesn’t remove the consequences of our past though.

  46. Gordon says:

    We should not look back at or flirt with an adulteress. Not only is adultery disobeying God, but it brings overall much more sadness in both this life and eternity.

  47. Scott Halverson says:

    Verse 19 reminds me of my thoughts as an outdoor person and hunter of deer. I often wonder why the animal kingdom mostly does not tie a male to one female, in fact mn deer hunting is happening during the rut when male deer are out chasing all the does.

  48. J.T. Fetherolf says:

    Verses 18-19
    I have had my own personal issues with pornography and that has spilled over into my marriage. Through prayer, talking openly about it with others, and counseling, I have made significant improvements over the last year. However, it is an almost daily struggle and something that I need God’s strength and support to help me overcome. Before reading the passage, I had planned on sharing my takeaway with my wife, so I actually smiled when I realized the subject of the passage. It was not accidental that today’s passage deals with a topic that has been a point of contention for us. I pray that sharing my takeaway will lead to a healthy conversation with my wife and renewed love for her each and every day.

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  49. Dave says:

    Wow, this is a tough one, especially a tough one to share with someone else given the predominant subject matter. That being said, this is a verse that talks to me as I have made these mistakes in my past and it is not a road I wish to travel again. Oh Lord give me strength and wisdom to ensure that I always stay on your path of righteousness.

  50. ADAM KRUMRIE says:

    agreed. v 21. is a powerful statement in this chapter that seems full of warning against the adulterous. there is s a sweet moment of blessing in vs. 18-19 to focus on rejoicing in our wife and to be satisfied in her love.

  51. Terance R says:

    I’m late on this post but powerful. It isn’t just about committing adultery with another man’s wife but more about the temptation of thirsting for flesh.

    Powerful!

  52. Brainard says:

    First of all, I confess that I failed to post my response yesterday, and I’m very ashamed as I have time available to me now more than ever before. My take away was how it’s a matter of life and death (spiritually) to be ever vigilent, a watchman on the wall so to speak.
    Temptation is a captive thought away from leading me (us) astray, we’ve got to be ever vigilant to be alert, focused, in the word, before we take on the day.

  53. Will says:

    I agree with everyone here, the lies of must and the struggles with it are real. I too like the conviction of the end of the chapter that nothing is done in secret, our ways are in full view of the Lord

  54. James O'Brien says:

    Temptations are all around us and we need to avoid those areas and/or people who lead us into temptations. The sexual immorality is sin against God and that to cherish your spouse as you would your livelihood of water. No other person should take from your water well just as no other person should take your spouse.

  55. Les Silliman says:

    Since I am not regularly out in the working or social world as some are I can not be sure of opportunity to share my faith , so I have chosen to share through Facebook. I have been surprised by who from there might comment positively about posts I have written, and pray that I might be more bold and consistent in doing this.

  56. AZ says:

    I’ve read this chapter and studied it in detail, but was really surprised to read “in so many words”, about the warning of divorce. As many verses as I’ve highlighted, verse 17 talks about letting your children be for you and not the children of strangers. I’ll be sharing this verse today!

  57. Jeff says:

    This book constantly (a good thing) reminds us to be a good listener and that there will be consequences for turning a deaf ear to his word. You don’t have to look hard or far to find evil to steer you from your compass’ true north.

  58. Jeff Carter says:

    VS 25. This is a truth and a warning to avoid. “The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.”

  59. Mac says:

    Shared verses 18-19 with my wife in a note for her to read when she gets up. Also prayed for a chance to share another verse with someone along the way today.

  60. Russ says:

    Always turn to wisdom and understanding from the Lord.
    My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
    turn your ear to my words of insight,
    2 that you may maintain discretion
    and your lips may preserve knowledge.

  61. Jay Wegiel says:

    As most of you know I already share a verse of Scripture almost every day through a text ministry that I began about 10yrs ago. If you’re not already on my list and want to be let me know.

    • Al Comptois says:

      As most of you know I fell to this sin in 2012 before I knew the Lord , God will use your circumstances to get your attention , I am so thankful that I listened to Him, that day for not only has He saved me but my marriage as well , my wife is a gift from God who I love and cherish everyday and our love for the Lordand each other grows strong and stronger everyday. Thank you Jesus. Now I have shared this with people in Florida but I will find someone today to share His word

  62. Tom says:

    One major thing my wife and I spoke about was the principle in Scripture about denying one’s self. You’re right, Jonathan, to say that many people think that God wants us to “deny” the pleasures of life and live in a way that would almost reject them. This is obviously a lie. We deny the “pleasures” in life that preach the false gospel, “I will satisfy you,” for the only One who will satisfy, and that is Christ. Our denying ourself does not, must not, cannot stop there…it must be a denial of self for the purpose of obtaining Christ, who is so much greater. Whether it be the false gospel of lust, pride, or anything else, I’m reminded that we are to deny ourself and pick up our cross daily. Solomon gives good advice to his son about the sweet sounding false gospels and how we should shape our lives around paths that do not cross with them, and we (my wife and I) are going to continue integrating them into our family life. Thanks for reading, guys!

  63. Patrick says:

    Verse 21 – ”For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.”

    The Lord watches over us like a loving Father, yet likewise we must remember His commands are true with real consequences. Be assured our sin will be exposed.

  64. James says:

    To me this chapter speaks a message of avoiding putting oneself in a position of temptation to sin, and to cherish the gifts in one’s life.

  65. Colin says:

    Verse 21 is a reminder that God examines our heart and decisions, and knows why we make every choice that we do. I find that extremely convicting.

  66. Matthew says:

    When I follow Christ well, I serve my wife well. What a great reminder this chapter brings in that my wife will always be my only source of my sexual gratification!

  67. Nate Hill says:

    The Lord has taken me through many valley’s and desert’s, however 2001 was the year of the Job affect and a time when the testing was its most severe, divorce, kids jumping off the cliff, Lightning striking the house twice in one week, striking my car about 4-months later and dealing with a horrible boss, and tremendous financial loss and bankruptcy. This was also the time, I committed to drawing closer to God and what He has for me. It was 4.5 years of severe testing and yet, the Lord was faithful. He kept me healthy, allowed me to be in a small group that I found tremendous reward and growth and found that all the things that I thought were important, it was relationships that mattered. I also found I enjoyed serving and teaching Sunday school and a couple of friends about my walk in Christ and to see me walk through what I did and still holds to my faith strengthened theirs.

    So, testing is a good thing if you look at all the people that are watching you and seeing your character through it.

    We are in one of those seasons again, and I know we are on display. Our prayer is that Good be glorified out of it, and though we don’t always see what is going on or why, I know He has my best interest at heart.

    Stand firm. He is faithful and the righteous are never forsaken!

    Praise the Lord Jesus!

  68. Michael says:

    Temptation is all around us everyday. We must learn from God wisdom and continue on the right path and not fall into those temptations.

  69. James A Celkis says:

    I failed to share today, despite how satisfying it might have been to use verse 10 in a contemporary national context:
    “Lest aliens be filled with your wealth, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner” (NKJV)

  70. Jake says:

    Being disciplined isn’t about failing and is not a bad thing, there is no reason to be defensive – instead I need to listen and understand. I need to learn to enjoy instruction.

  71. Matt Troyer says:

    V. 21 stuck out to me. God sees everything in my life. Nothing is hidden. So don’t try to hide. Doesn’t work. On the positive side righteousness is also seen by the Lord and blessing follows obedience.

  72. Jeff says:

    Prov 5:21 – For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. NIV

    With most readings I then like to look at comparison versions and dive deeper into the verse so I can hear and understand what God is really saying. Sometimes the other versions make it quite interesting and crystal clear what he is saying.

    TPT- ” he observes every single habit you have”
    GNB- “Wherever you go, he is watching”
    MSG- “ God doesn’t miss a move you make; he’s aware of every step you take”
    This last one made me think of the Police song, Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.
    On the surface it may look like God is a stalker or he’s “micro managing “ us.
    He’s no stalker, he’s our Father, looking out for us with the utmost care and love wanting the best for us. Just as we (if you’re a parent) look out for our children, every move they make, when they don’t think we’re watching, we are! and so is he!

  73. Jeff says:

    Prov 5:21 – For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. NIV

    With most readings I then like to look at comparison versions and dive deeper into the verse so I can hear and understand what God is really saying. Sometimes the other versions make it quite interesting and crystal clear what he is saying.

    TPT- ” he observes every single habit you have”
    GNB- “Wherever you go, he is watching”
    MSG- “ God doesn’t miss a move you make; he’s aware of every step you take”
    This last one made me think of the Police song, Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.
    On the surface it may look like God is a stalker or he’s “micro managing “ us.
    He’s no stalker, he’s our Father, looking out for us with the utmost care and love wanting the best for us. Just as we (if you’re a parent) look out for our children, every move they make, when they don’t think we’re watching, we are! and so is he!

  74. Brandon Pyc says:

    I shared verse Proverbs 5:21 with a friend today while praising him for his continued success with purity. “For a man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and He examines All his paths.”

  75. Wayne says:

    the secret sins are not so secret, they are in full view of the Lord always vs 21 (and perhaps others).

  76. Eric M. says:

    How Ironic that when I was just a young boy my Mother used to say “if you never put yourself in a compromising situation you will never be compromised”. And, all these years later how true that remains. Fleeing from a bad situation is always the best course of action. Stopping before starting is hard but not as hard as living with the consequences of the Sin.

  77. Joe says:

    In this chapter, Solomon warns the young man of the bitter consequences of involvement with an adulteress woman. The method recommended for avoiding her is found in verses 7-8. Solomon advises the young man to keep away from her.

  78. Jacob says:

    Proverbs 5 focuses specifically on adultery, however the overarching principle is temptation in general.

    I lost the wife(-to-be) of my youth last year (5:18), and have been praying that I can be with the wife of my youth.

  79. Mike Sirignano says:

    Shared with my friend Manny, he goes to Grace Baptist Church. He is a good friend and an awesome brother in Christ.

  80. Tim Montgomery says:

    True story J, I feel a lot of the message out there is definitely around “don’t do this” and “don’t do that”. I wanna share that there’s so much to gain in life with Christ. So much more joy and happiness when done the “right” way, I’m reminded to enjoy my wife and just bask in our love, appreciate it! All the other temptations are just mirages, designed to look really enticing but don’t really give you anything.

  81. Nick says:

    Day 12: I told my wife this Bible verse. I enjoy being with her. It is easy to take for granted the true blessing that she has been in my life. She needs to hear that more from me! It is fun to think of trading “enduring intimacies” with her. I like how the message translation reads….Why would you trade all this for cheap thrills? It is a sobering reminder for me.

    “Bless your fresh-flowing fountain! Enjoy the wife you married as a young man! Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose— don’t ever quit taking delight in her body. Never take her love for granted! Why would you trade enduring intimacies for cheap thrills with a whore?”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:17-20‬ ‭MSG‬‬

  82. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    Be thankful for God’s blessings in our lives and resist the temptations that come our way.
    The lips of the adulteress woman are like the serpent in the garden promising what cannot be delivered but rather bring ruin, destruction and ultimately death.

  83. Chris says:

    21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
    and he examines all your paths. I like this one as it reminds me that God sees everything!

  84. Jonathan says:

    I think many times we can think of God as the party ruiner. One who wants us to not enjoy our lives and live like the gnostic monks. But, this passage shows us different. He wants us to delight and enjoy but in the way He intended and how much sweeter it is to do it that way.

  85. Brian says:

    Keep to a path far from her door, do not go near the door of her house.

    This is exactly what I need to remind myself of daily before I am ever near temptation. My prayer needs to be to “lead me not into temptation”, rather than relying on my own weak willpower

  86. Shane Young says:

    How good is it that our God turns supposed human wisdom upside down? Faithfulness in deeds and thoughts is very counter- cultural from a human perspective but a central part of God’s character. My sharing point will be the importance of faithfulness. May I be open to the opportunity that God gives to share this.

  87. Ben Klassen says:

    One thing that stood out to me is how closely wisdom and purity go together. When we pay attention to wisdom and do what it says, it will keep us away from the path of impurity.

  88. Isaiah says:

    We need to live today in such a way that we will not regret our decisions tomorrow. How do we do that?
    “Be attentive to wisdom, and listen to understanding.”

  89. Squirrel says:

    “May you ever be intoxicated with her love.” How often have I let the day-day get in the way of being intoxicated with my M’s love? Too often. We know not what comes first, the dawn or our last breath…yet I don’t live this way. How many times must I be reminded? Through the Word, reading it and re-reading it and surrounding myself with men who live up-rightly and remind me I’ll make it!!

  90. Massimo says:

    This passage reminds me of Joseph’s story when he was pestered by Potipher’s wife to sleep with her. His response was to run from her, to distance himself from her, and that’s what our response should be as well. “Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house…” But it also shows what happens to his character if had slept with her, though she lied. His high standing and integrity was tarnished immediately and there were harsh consequences. “…lest you lose your honour to others and your dignity to one who is cruel…”. But look at the last line of the text. It’s not her fault that you succumbed. I’s because you were led astray by your own great folly. Guys! This isn’t about a physical person either. The same teaching applies to pornography and online relationships! It’s about giving yourself to another and not all of yourself to your wife!

  91. Chuck says:

    I shared one of my favorite verses with my brothers and nephew. Philipians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

  92. Eddie says:

    Verses 3&4, the adulterous woman’s (or thing or whatever tempts you personally as a man, it’s not always a woman, it can be success or money or anything that DEMANDS your attention in place of God) lips drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as gall and as sharp as a double-edged sword. These verses remind me that my temptation is deceptive and has a STRONG pull, or else it wouldn’t BE a temptation, it would just be something like a minor annoyance, like a mosquito, but it’s more like a parasite, feeding off of me and draining my life force to sustain itself. For me personally, it IS lustful thoughts and used to be pornography, but with my wife’s help, I have lots of guardrails in my life to prevent me from falling off that cliff again, or even from straying too far off the road into the ditch. 🙂

  93. Brian Hays says:

    Proverbs 5:1-2 reminds me how so important it is to be in the word and in prayer and to pay attention to God’s wisdom so we can maintain discretion on the way God calls us to live. Today’s challenge blends well with Don’s messages of holiness and the Sermon on the Mount with his teachings on Anger, Lust, and Divorce. This challenge allows us to put into practice what God is teaching us.

  94. Matt Karasek says:

    Ryan, I (and I’m sure the other guys) totally agree with you. Lust is such a challenge for us as we are so visual. The JM are working through “Marriage: Built to Last” w/ Chip Ingram, and this past Saturday’s session was on “Restoring Sex and Intimacy.” Lust (or the underlying root of inadequacy, coping, stress, etc) was a major topic, particulary when it comes to pornography.
    One “conviction” for me was “For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
    and he examines all your paths.” So, when we look at another woman and not at our own, this is in “full view of the Lord,” which he “examines.” Thankfully, he can set us down the right path.

  95. Michael says:

    Proverbs 5:12, I hated discipline from everyone growing up, especially God, but now that I’m older, I’m grateful that God called me his own and loved me and disciplined me

  96. Bryson Quilliams says:

    The verse that stood out to me was, My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight. This just reminds me that I need to be intentional with my times with God and listen to him always.

  97. Dennis says:

    This proverb reads like someone is speaking from experience! We should learn from these valuable words. Some people can be told the fire is hot. Some people have to touch the fire. The one that touched the fire is telling us that it is hot. Take them at their word. He is also telling us to treasure what we have!

  98. Steve says:

    Verse 19 really struck me. I love my wife so much. The importance of listening to teachers. I did not realize the significance of verse 15 and to drink from my own well. Wow

  99. Stephen says:

    Oh my….he picks THIS one to share?!
    The wisdom of which Proverbs is speaking….I wish I had it lo those many years ago! Okay now, here goes…this Chapter cuts to my heart. “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.” Who knew?! But I was just a boy…. living for instant gratification…..

  100. Derek Blumberg says:

    Day 12 | Share what you read | Proverbs 5

    These verses spoke to me out of the gate:

    “Listen to me, my son, for I know what I’m talking about. Listen carefully to my advice so that wisdom and discernment will enter your heart, and then the words you speak will express what you’ve learned.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭TPT‬‬

    These are commands. And there’s a promise or a negative result if I don’t run from sin:

    “Beware that your sins don’t overtake you and the scars of your own conscience become the ropes that tie you up.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭TPT‬‬

    Lord, I have my eyes on You. I want to obey and I know that when I keep my eyes and heart on focused on You, I will be able to stay on the path of right living; the path that You have so clearly have laid out for me. Thank You Lord for loving me and showing me this new and better way – I love You Lord! In Jesus Name, Amen.

  101. Edward says:

    I shared the entire proverb with my accountability buddy Rob. I continue to struggle with my carnal lust desires for a particular woman that is no good for me. I am praying that I continue accepting , believing, and following God’s wisdom which is guiding me on the correct path.

  102. Sam Harrison says:

    Today’s challenge gave me the opportunity to not only look way withing, but also to share the information with a few friends and garner some additional prayes for my strength and aactions.

  103. Ryan Wissink says:

    Man, so much to pull from chapter 5 here. Verses 15-20 have been a passage I refer to and remind myself often of when battling lust, asking God to help me be satisfied completely with Mindy rather than always being on the lookout for other attractive women who will offer a momentary and fleeting source of pleasure that doesn’t truly satisfy and ultimately ends up being bitter and causing more damage than anything. I definitely still need to remind myself of that all the time as I by no means am perfect in this arena and still have my good days and stretches and my not as great of days.

  104. Mark Lundquist says:

    I do this often as well. I am not the kind of person that can memorize scripture or even really tell anyone where something is quoted in the bible. But I can and do speak of biblical principle to others. Todays verse is one I have mentioned many times and will continue to do so! My wife is a gift of God and I am truly thankful for her. Aint to temptress gonna take away my gift!

  105. Gabriel Anderson says:

    23 For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly. A lot of deep stuff here and there is no mincing of words. Straight to the heart. Lack of discipline will lead to death.

  106. Tim says:

    Do not go near the door of her house. We actually set ourselves up to fail because we don’t flee temptation, but get close enough to be enticed. I can do THIS, as long as I don’t do THAT. The Bible continually warns us not to pursue the things of this world, but window shopping often leads to buying.

  107. Kevin says:

    This chapter has focused mainly on adultery and staying away from this life style. However, I feel there is something a little more important than that which is the Lord is constantly watching our activities and weighing them to see if we will truely turn to Him for wisdom and the strength that comes from him which will help us turn from adultery and work on our own marriage to make it the best possible.

  108. Mike Snyder says:

    Receive correction without debate and incline your heart toward Godly change. I like this and it is very important in strenghening that bond with God.

  109. Brad says:

    May your fountain be blessed and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
    A great reminder to love and cherish my wife and how we are blessed when we rejoice in her.

  110. Lewis Thompson says:

    You will say, “How I hated discipline!
    How my heart spurned correction!
    13 I would not obey my teachers
    or turn my ear to my instructors.

  111. Lewis says:

    There are Some many nuggets of truth, I wish I would have paid attention to these scripture 30 years ago. It would have saved a lot of heart ache.

    • Shane Young says:

      How good is it that our God turns supposed human wisdom upside down? Faithfulness in deeds and thoughts is very counter- cultural from a human perspective but a central part of God’s character. My sharing point will be the importance of faithfulness. May I be open to the opportunity that God gives to share this.

  112. Gavin says:

    Keep to a path far from her,
    do not go near the door of her house,
    lest you lose your honor to others
    and your dignity to one who is cruel,
    lest strangers feast on your wealth
    and your toil enrich the house of another.

  113. John says:

    “For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.” I plan on sharing that today.

  114. John Harding says:

    I believe the first part of verse 1 says it all. “pay attention to my wisdom”.
    Even though we all know that to be critical to our walk, there are still times of distraction, which if unchecked by lack of Godly wisdom could potentially lead to further issues or problems.

    • Bill Fuess says:

      This can be applied to many things that seem good to us but what does God think !! Lord help me to have better wisdom

  115. Dave P says:

    Verse 8… keep to a path far from her. I shared with my wife of 56 years of remaining faithful, particularly in years of business travel. Verse 18 …our fountain has surely been blessed and have rejoiced in the wife of my youth.

  116. Scott says:

    This challenge is good discipline in my life. And, I need to rejoice in the wife of my youth. I have an amazing wife and she is a blessing and I need to rejoice in her more often for not what she does for me but for who she is to me.

  117. Shawn says:

    Very strong direct principal here for all of us men, married or single, that we would do well to make a hallmark of our discipline. We’re all tempted in this arena and satin is too clever for us to truly our flesh. Praise the Lord that He has provided this chapter. Remember that it’s not just turning away from this deadly sin but turning to the one who has given us His way to victory! Embrace your wife and keep yourself for her and pray for young men who face this world in this area. Most of us know how tough it is even knowing the truth.

  118. Antoine Gendron says:

    Since Proverbs 1, they all start with pay attention to my words. This is the principle that sticks out to me.

  119. Paul Leininger says:

    These portions of Proverbs 5 are precious to me.
    “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.“
    “For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.“

  120. Tim says:

    Discipline today honors God, the lack of self control will kill you. Learn from the warning signs, listen to others and save yourself, your marriage, and don’t be foolish.

  121. Matt says:

    Verse 1 – My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
    turn your ear to my words of insight,

    This verse is true whether we are talking about God’s wisdom but also when interacting with our elders or parents or friends who have had similar experiences. We can save ourselves many painful lessons and situations if we are able to recognize and listen to God’s wisdom and HIS desires for us to have a good life.

  122. Bert says:

    Principal-Guard yourself at all times. Don’t let your eyes wonder. Stay focused and be intoxicated with the love of your wife only.

  123. BENJAMIN SEIM says:

    I loved the second half of chapter 5. My wife is my number one best friend on this planet and she is who I will be sharing Bible verses with in chatting with. God bless.

  124. Stephen says:

    I share verses daily with my niece. I feel it is a great way to get her day started right and to let her know that I care.
    Today I was drawn to share verses 1 and 2 from proverbs 5 because I found it important that we should listen to the wisdom of God and be reminded that that is how we gain knowledge. Those verses go much deeper than just this book and chapter but mean the entire word of God.

  125. Wayne D says:

    When I’m tempted I remember what verse 21 says; For your ways are in full view of the Lord.
    Adultery takes many victims along with the persons engaging in it.

  126. Josh says:

    Verse 8 really stood out to me where it talks about keeping to a path “far from her” and not to go near the door of her house (the adulterous woman). It reminded me of the verse that talks about taking every thought captive… before it can become anything more dangerous that the enemy can use against us.

  127. Brian Menk says:

    23 For lack of discipline they will die,
    led astray by their own great folly.

    Even though we may believe that we would never commit adultery, we need to stay disciplined in staying away from those things that are not from God.

  128. Steve Roarke says:

    Wisdom, knowledge and understanding, use these to keep you from joining in with the evil doers of the world.

  129. Michael says:

    Help me today lord during times of weakness. Let me be a messenger of your grace and your love. Thank you God for getting me here this morning and reminding me we have the chance to start new every day because of your amazing love and your son Jesus.

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  130. Troy says:

    Keep that communication line open at ALL COSTS with your wife and those around you. Be assertive not being rude or aggressive or on the other end of the assertive line not being passive. Find that middle ground where you and your wife can communicate freely with out fear. Temptation WILL COME. When we cannot communicate freely anger or resentment may come giving the devil a foothold. Communicate, Stay Committed, PRAY. Love you all.

  131. Eric says:

    Proverbs 4:10-13
    “My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a good long life. I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.” What a chapterto read with the divorce rate in this country between 11 and 17 percent. But the wisdom of God applies to everything in our life. Thank you God for my lovely wife

  132. Bill says:

    Drink water from your own cistern,
    running water from your own well.
    16 Should your springs overflow in the streets,
    your streams of water in the public squares?
    17 Let them be yours alone,
    never to be shared with strangers.
    It’s longer than one verse and I am positive I won’t recall it word for word but the principle of it I can,
    Take care of what God gave you and stop looking for confidence though the concurring of other women. And from that, there are a lot more life lessons to share.

  133. Tom Klingbeil says:

    Right now I’m in the process of trying to show a friend that an open marriage is nothing but adultery. Nothing good can come from it. Unfortunately, they are unbelievers, blocked by the love of their own sin. They’re saying that I’m preaching because I’ve recently converted. Another friend of theirs quotes chapter and verse in a sick twisted attempt to approve of the lifestyle. I’m not knowledgeable enough to quote verses, but I googled a couple last night. Very close to this chapter! Proverbs 2. Pray that they would see the danger in their sin and repent! Sharing the Bible can be hard, but there is comfort in knowing it is truth.

  134. Dean W says:

    I shared verses 18 and 19 with my wife and told her how blessed I was to have married my high school sweetheart and been true to each other for 49 years. God has blessed me with a wonderful woman for my wife. I can’t communicate how great it made me feel to share these verses with my wife.

  135. Anthony Gjorvad says:

    Many things that appear desirable, are truly bad for us in the long term. Use wisdom to determine what is the proper thing to do.

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  136. Dave Benson says:

    “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.”
    I’m just leaving home for a few days and verse 15 reminds me that our current culture will again show me plenty of temptations but I have to remember and be grateful for the blessing God gave me in my own wife! It was all in His design!

    • Mike says:

      So often we live in the now. I would be so disappointed in myself if I let life pass me by and had this feeling at the end of my life…our actions follow us! Lord humble me today so that I can accept discipline.

      11 At the end of your life you will groan,
      when your flesh and body are spent.
      12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
      How my heart spurned correction!

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  137. Michael Swalley says:

    “At the end of your life you will groan,
    when your flesh and body are spent.
    12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!
    How my heart spurned correction!”

    I will share this general idea that regret is more painful than discipline.

    • John says:

      That’s such a great actionable insight you extracted. Really like how you said it! I remember a quote on a gym wall saying, “pay now, or you pay later”.

  138. Brian Grundhauser says:

    I would use, the evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them. This I think sums up the whole chapter of proverbs 5

  139. James says:

    Good morning gentlemen. Today I shared via text a quote from this reading with my friend Carlos. I shared the following in hopes that he will remember that God is watching us always:

    “For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths.”

    Have a blessed day!

    • Will M says:

      May God fill you with His love and joy. Let Him guide you and dive into His Word.
      satan…get behind this brother in Christ bc God has won the battle and forever will and we as men of Christ will not allow the evil one to win any battle in our lives. I ask all this for our brother in the name of the Trinity! Amen!

  140. Kevin says:

    Temptations present themselves daily. We must embrace God’s wisdom and understanding in order to avoid them and stay the course.

  141. Bryce says:

    I will surely be sharing verse 18 with my wife today.

    18 May your fountain be blessed,
    and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

    What a blessing she is to my children and me!

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