3;16 Plan - Week 41 - Day 1 - Year 1 - Song of Solomon 1-4


Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word


Proverbs 5:8 - God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.


Read - Song of Solomon 1-4

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=001ioG


Apply


Solomon pens this little book as a love letter to his bride.  It is risqué in many ways for us to read however it does represent the precious pure intimacy that God designed a man and woman to enjoy within the confines and covenant of marriage.  Does the modern view of marriage leave room for the excitement and enthusiasm depicted in these first four chapters?  Does your marriage live with this type of expectancy and celebration of love and intimacy?


Yield


Lord, help me to treasure my spouse as this love song depicts.


Extra Discovery


Here is a great summary of this powerful book:

https://www.gotquestions.org/Song-of-Solomon.html


Revelation


In the same way that the woman in this love song waits for her husband, so does humanity wait for Christ.  First, before the life of Christ, humanity awaited salvation (Mending).  We looked for it in many wrong ways and then it was finally revealed in Christ.  Now, as followers of Jesus we are known as the ‘Bride of Christ’ - His Church.  As we wait for Him, let us keep our love for God pure and holy for this is also how He loves us!