Scripture: Song of Songs (Solomon) 1-8. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
The Song of Songs is a series of poems that reflect upon the meeting of Solomon and a peasant woman, their engagement, wedding, wedding night, and the growth of their marriage in the days after their wedding. These scriptures vividly describe this beautiful love relationship between Solomon and his wife. Follow along in Song of Songs (Solomon) 1-8!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
As Song of Solomon points out, God created love as a gift for us to enjoy. The basis of true love between two people is commitment. In a relationship built completely on genuine love, there is never any fear of deceit or manipulation. We must take time to enjoy the beautiful things that God has created for us. Love is a gift from God. We must strive to make our love for our significant other a reflection of God’s perfect love.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Please continue to guide and protect us on a daily basis, and help us to always do Your will. Thank You for the gift of love that You have given us to enjoy. Help us to be respectful and committed in our relationships, putting You as the foundation first. Help us to strive to make our love for our significant other a reflection of Your perfect love. Please forgive us for the many sins that we commit on a daily basis, and help us to forgive our enemies. We pray for those who aren’t as fortunate as we, and we ask that You lift up the people who need you most right now. Please protect us today and always. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.