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Adultery is expected and accepted by much of society today, but God warns how dangerous it really is.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 5:1-23

ESV Text: Proverbs 5:1-23

KJV Text:

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     1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. 3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. 6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. 7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. 8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: 9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; 11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; 13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! 14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

     15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. 16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. 17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. 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. 20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? 21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. 22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 620:
Lord, Who at Cana’s Wedding Feast

— Organ Audio

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1. Lord, who at Cana’s wedding-feast 
Didst as a guest appear, 
Thou dearer far than earthly guest, 
Voucesafe Thy presence here. 
For holy Thou indeed dost prove 
The marriage-vow to be, 
Proclaiming it a type of love 
Between the Church and Thee. 

2. This holy vow that man can make, 
The golden thread in life, 
The bond that none may dare to break, 
That bindeth man and wife, 
Which, blest by Thee, whate’er betides, 
No evil shall destroy, 
Through care-worn days each care divides, 
And doubles every joy. 

3. On those who now before Thee kneel, 
O Lord, Thy blessing pour, 
That each may wake the other’s zeal 
To love Thee more and more. 
Oh, grant them here in peace to live, 
In purity and love, 
And, this world leaving, to receive 
A crown of life above.