Today you should read: Song of Solomon 5
Well, I am glad we are talking about Song of Solomon finally, because I have so much marriage advice to give to so many people. I have pretty much figured this marriage thing out in the time that I have been married (3 months).
In our passage today, it seems as if the woman is having a dream. Notice in verse 2 she says, “I slept, but my heart was awake”. In her dream, her beloved is standing at the door knocking and asking to be let in (v. 2b). She is excited to open the door and see her beloved (v. 3-5), but he is gone when she opens the door (v. 6). She seeks after him and does not find him. Then, the watchmen find her and beat her (v. 7). This dream seems to be more of a nightmare and a response that maybe the woman is afraid of public hostility towards their relationship or she is pursuing someone who might not want her. Then, in verse 9, the “others” ask how the man is compared to others. The woman responds (v. 10-16) with adoration towards the man, thus showing her desire for him.
A couple of takeaways from this passage: honor your spouse with your words. The woman is in awe of the man and she speaks of him in high honor. For married couples, we need to put our spouse before anyone else in our life. We should be in awe and astonishment of them because of our love for them. And when we do that, we should be praising God for the gift that He has given us. For those who are not yet married, look for someone who adores you as this woman adores the man in verses 10-16. If they admire you like this then they will admire God even more, and that is what you want, someone who loves God first and then you second.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice
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