Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb!
Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers!
Do not spend your strength on women,
your vigor on those who ruin kings. - Proverbs 31:2-3
What a wise quip from king Lemuel! It is so easy for young men to give up their soul for the women they idolize. It is so easy for young women to use their beauty and charm to lay a trap for a young men. It happens to older folks too. But this verse coaches the soul to avoid living by infatuation of beauty, charm and simple human romance. It reminds us to lead our hearts by faith not my passion. Faith will put a bit in passion and make it turn to the right pastures. Passion alone is wild and exhausting. Oh God, protect our sons and daughters from the intoxicating perfume of human romance, void of any spiritual depth.
Pastor Don Patterson
God made us capable of infatuation and romance but he never intended those powerful emotions to replace his word to drive our lives.