Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. – Proverbs 5:15
It never fails to amaze me how many men and women leave their spouses after years of being married. Yet, that is exactly what happens when husbands and wives are more attracted to the shallow wells of new relationships and the stagnant streams of painted beauty.
I can attest that after nearly 25 years of marriage, I would not trade the depth of my relationship with my wife for a puddle, one that is likely to dry up in the heat of the next drought.
The refreshing and renewing qualities of our relationship could never be replaced by the single-issue sameness of surface-beauty expectations.
The natural appeal of illicit relationships is just that – natural. Fortunately for my wife and me, our relationship is based on more than natural affections; it is strengthened by spiritual connections that only years of life together can forge.
Yes, there are temptations which we all must deal with, but how much easier it is to rebuff them when you realize what you’ve really got.
Are shallow wells and stagnant water that attractive to you? Why not take the time to lower your bucket a little deeper? The water’s much better there.