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verse 17: “That leaves the companion of her youth, And forgets the covenant of her God;”

In this chapter, wisdom is shown how it protects against the evil man and the adulteress. This latter half of the chapter deals with the adulteress. My Ryrie Bible had footnotes on “what kind of woman is the adulteress? She is a flatterer (v. 16); unfaithful to her husband (v. 17); may have a religious background but is backslidden (v. 17); and offers a taste of life but delivers death (vv. 18-19).”

The verse struck a chord with me in regards to our society today. We have too many marriages breaking up, and the reasons don’t hold water. This is hitting not only non-church couples, but church couples with alarming frequency. When a man and a woman enter into holy matrimony, it is a covenant agreement before God. Marriage is not easy, but it seems like divorce (giving up) is easier! That shouldn’t be. It is sad that, in the verse above, the adulteress came from a marital relationship, but left “the companion of her youth”.

Growing old ain’t for sissies. But I’d much rather grow old with my wife who I started married life with! Folks, married life has its ups and downs, but hang in there. The finish line is much more satisfying for those who stay the course with the wife/husband that they started the journey with. Better that you grow old in wisdom together, than learn the hard knocks on the road of divorce.

Have a blessed day!

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