Proverbs 5 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

Proverbs 5:1-6

By giving our attention to wisdom, we participate in truth and life. The alternative is a sweet-sounding temptation but leads quickly to bitterness and death.

Proverbs 5:7-14

When we entertain the temptation of evil, we find it is a slippery slope that can steal us away before we know what has happened. We quickly forfeit vibrant living and drift into the path of death.

Proverbs 5:15-20

Focusing on two metaphors, water and marriage, Solomon encourages the reader to tap into the true source of meaning and joy in one’s life.

Proverbs 5:21-23

The Lord watches over the choices of mankind. When we choose wickedness, it becomes our own personal prison.