Today you should read: Song of Solomon 4
If you have not already noticed, the Song of Solomon is the first R & B song ever written. In today’s passage Solomon is teaching husbands how to serenade their brides. When I read this I am convicted and know I need to step my game up (and I am sure many of you feel the same way). Solomon is very intentional with his words and shows a deep love and investment in his bride that a Christian husband should have. Out of all of the verses in this chapter I think that v. 7 sums up Solomon’s heart the most.
“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.”
Did Solomon’s bride have flaws? Of course she did. Even some of his description of her may not have lined up with our world and its standard of beauty. I mean what does, “your neck is like the tower of David,” even mean? Yet, that is the point. Solomon is making his bride his standard of beauty because of his love for her. Husbands, how many of us have lusted after other women through media, in our work place, pornography, etc. because we are drawn to a perceived standard of beauty set by the world instead of making your wife your standard. How many of our wives have struggled with insecurity and shame because she doesn’t fit that standard that she knows you long for?
Let me ask you husbands…
1. Are your eyes for your wife only? Can you say that you think about your wife the way that Solomon did about his bride in v.7?
2. Does your wife know that your eyes are for her alone?
Sin causes separation and lustful desires of the heart will destroy the intimacy that God intended between a husband and a wife. Genesis 2:25 says that Adam and Eve were “naked and not ashamed.” Adam and Eve had not yet experienced sin in their relationship when this was written and if we are to achieve this level of trust and intimacy in marriage we must cling to the gospel and strive to love one another like Christ has loved us.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
Posted by:Chad Wiles