A Proverb Fulfilled
On November 13, 2022, Fox News published a news article concerning celebrity Nick Cannon and his financial responsibilities as a father of twelve. While the Bible identifies children as a blessing from God (see Psalm 127:3-5), it also speaks of the consequences of a promiscuous lifestyle. Proverbs 5:7-12 warns:
Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one; And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien; And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed; And you say, “How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!
The warning from Solomon by the wisdom of God is plain: if you go to many women, you will end up enslaved to them, giving away your hard-earned goods until you have nothing left to give. Stinging regret is the result of this lifestyle.
Nick Cannon recently revealed he pays about three million dollars yearly in child support to the six women who have mothered his children. God is right about the results of promiscuous living. Not only are the participants’ souls endangered by this fornication (see 1 Cor. 6:9-10), but even this world’s goods are lost due to this sinfulness.
The way of God is better. Proverbs 5:15-18 advises, “Drink water from your own cistern and fresh water from your own well...rejoice in the wife of your youth.” God’s way results in all the blessings of marriage and family without promiscuity’s temporal and eternal penalties.