A father warns his son about infidelity. This is strong stuff and right on target. I love his statements: “Drink water from your own cistern, fresh water from your own well.”
Stay at home, boy. Focus on this woman whom God has given you as a wife. Don’t have a roving eye. Still on that theme, he says, “Rejoice in the wife of your youth… Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; be exhilarated always with her love.”
Such teachings convince us Solomon did not write this particular bit of advice. Nor did he write what we call “The Song of Solomon.” No man with 700 wives and 300 girlfriends (1 Kings 11:3
) can focus on one woman to the point of appreciating her the way he should. He may try to say, as Hugh Hefner did, “I’m not a womanizer but one who loves women.” No matter how he glosses it, the result is the same and it’s not pretty. No one should give Solomon a free pass here. Scripture sure doesn’t.