(Proverb 5: 20-21)
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
What a great warning in my devotional reading this morning. If I want to honor my father God with my life, why would I ever be intoxicated with another man’s wife? I realized early on that every girl I meet (except Satomi) is “another man’s wife.” Why do I say that? Because after time runs its course they will either marry another man – or be “devoted to the Lord” (1 Cor 7:4) spiritually. I know that God promises to protect all his children from predators (1 Thes 4:6) like a jealous husband.
Lord, thank you for the reminder that the thoughts of my heart are always in full view of you. Let me learn to walk uprightly and with integrity. Help me treat younger women as sisters and older women as mothers (1 Tim 5:2) and thank you that I am still very intoxicated always with the wife of my youth. She is awesome! Remind me that other women are all “another man’s wife” even when I am watching TV, movies, socializing, and walking through parts of Tokyo in the evening (like the man walking through town in Prov 7).