A long, long time ago in a land far, far away, a young, beautiful, size 4 princess fell in love with her tall, dark, dashing, prince charming. They had the perfect royal wedding and planned on living happily ever after in the castle of their dreams. Somewhere along the line, though, bills, flat tires, sick babies, in-laws, taxes, report cards, and everyday stresses invaded the castle like the plague. The prince was locked in the dungeon, and the princess was ready to jump in the moat. Romance had flown the coop, and a heavy, dark cloud hung over the entire kingdom.
One cold, dark and stormy night, the distraught princess ran to the high tower, grabbed her Heavenly Guide Book and discovered how to vanquish the dreaded curse. Within a twinkling of an eye, the sun was shinning, the birds were singing, and the royal couple was being whisked away on a magic carpet to Gatlinburg for a second honeymoon.
You too can live happily-ever-after if you follow tips from Proverbs chapter seven in your own Heavenly Guide Book.
Vs. 5 ….which flattereth with her words…. Men LOVE bragging, praise and flattery. You can not say enough about their strength, work ethic, or intelligence. Make it a point to use your words to show your love many times each day.
Vs. 10 ….with the attire of an harlot… What does your bed-time wardrobe look like? It is time to throw away the flannels, ditch the baggie T’s, and dump the ripped robe. Just as you should be taking time with your day-wear, take as much time with your night-wear.
Vs. 13 … So she caught him, and kissed him… Why wait for your mate to make the move? Chase him around the living room, attack him in the hall, and catch him in the kitchen. Let your husband know you are interested and want him.
Vs. 14 …I have peace offering with me: this day have I payed my vows… This is referring to a man’s second favorite pass time, FOOD. Cook his favorite meals. Have snacks and treats he enjoys. Work on your cooking and menu skills. Well fed husbands come home, on time, for dinner.
Vs. 15 …Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face… Seek to spend time with your hubby. Develop the relationship so that HE is your best friend. Work on conversation skills. Be interested in his hobbies. Learn about the sports teams he enjoys. If he is working in the yard, run out to be with him. If your guy is going to the hardware store, jump in the truck and sit real close while he drives. Diligently seek to be with your true love.
Vs. 16 ..I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry… Your bed room should be the cleanest, prettiest room in your home. Make it into a love nest. Get rid of the kids, papers, laundry, desks and any item that has to do with work. Invest in fluffy pillows, soft sheets, and plush rugs. Your special room needs to be a refuge for you and your mate.
Vs. 18 …Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves… When bills, floods, sicknesses, and stresses invade your life, God has a plan to relax and sooth. It is not a hot bath, a TV show, or dark chocolate, it is spending intimate time with your husband. When was the last time you stayed up all night and cuddled? The higher your stress level the more you need to be with your lover.
Vs 19 …He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed… God made men to work. Brag on his work. Don’t make them feel guilty for working long, hard hours. That is how he is wired. You are wired to want everything revolving around the home. Your guy is wired to have everything revolve around his work. In heaven all husbands will be home on time or call if they are late. Until then, why pick to have WWIII when he is late? If it is that important to you, set your clock back and hour, then he will always be early. Have the type of homecoming (i.e. kisses, smiles, great food, peaceful home) that will make him race to the house.
Vs. 21 ..With her much fair speech… Another verse about our words. What we say to our husbands and the tone of voice we use is very important. Never say anything critical or negative. Always take the opportunity to praise, coo, and whisper sweet nothings in his ear.
Now this particular chapter is written to warn young men about the wiles of the harlot. But these verses can also be used to enhance your marital relationship. Your home can be just like heaven. A little kingdom of paradise just for you and your mate.
So learn from a harlot, and LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER…………………