Proverbs 5:15-18; 6:23-35
Whether or not I want to safeguard my own moral purity, God wants me to.
So He provides me with instructions and commandments designed to keep me away from any woman not my wife.
“Drink waters out of thine own cistern” (Proverbs 5:15). If she isn’t mine, I shouldn’t take from her any satisfaction of any sexual need or desire.
“Rejoice with the wife of thy youth” (Proverbs 5:18). If she isn’t my wife, she isn’t mine to enjoy in any sensual way.
“For the commandment is a lamp…To keep thee from…a strange woman” (Proverbs 6:23,24). When I focus on and live by God’s ways and instructions, no other woman will draw me away from my wife.
“Lust not after her beauty in thine heart” (Proverbs 6:25). Just because she is attractive in body or character is no reason to desire her for myself.
“But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul” (Proverbs 6:32). No pleasure and no person is worth that price!