SONG OF SOLOMON
The best way to see this book is as a literal, powerful description of the romantic and sensual love between a man and a woman, observing both their courtship and their marriage.
THEY RECOGNIZED GODLY CHARACTER.
Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.
Song of Solomon 1:2 NLT
How pleasing is your fragrance; your name is like the spreading fragrance of scented oils. No wonder all the young women love you!
Song of Solomon 1:3 NLT
A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones . Proverbs12:4 NLT
THEY BUILT GODLY TRUST.
5 I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem—dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon’s tents. 6 Don’t stare at me because I am dark—the sun has darkened my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they forced me to care for their vineyards, so I couldn’t care for myself—my own vineyard. Song of Solomon 1:5-6 NLT
THEY PRACTICED GODLY STANDARDS.
Tell me, my love, where are you leading your flock today? Where will you rest your sheep at noon? For why should I wander like a prostitute among your friends and their flocks? Song of Solomon 1:7 NLT
I WILL NOT:
● Sacrifice my relationship with God.
● Compromise God’s standards.
● Play house.
GREAT SEX STARTS BEFORE THE BEDROOM.
1 You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your eyes are like doves behind your veil. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead. 2 Your teeth are as white as sheep, recently shorn and freshly washed. Your smile is flawless, each tooth matched with its twin. Song of Solomon 4:1-2 NLT
Your lips are like scarlet ribbon; your mouth is inviting. Your cheeks are like rosy pomegranates behind your veil. Song of Solomon 4:3 NLT
GREAT SEX IS TENDER.
Your breasts are like two fawns, twin fawns of a gazelle grazing among the lilies. Song of Solomon 4:5 NLT
GREAT SEX IS PASSIONATE.
Before the dawn breezes blow and the night shadows flee, I will hurry to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense . Song of Solomon 4:6 NLT
GREAT SEX IS BUILT ON ABSOLUTE TRUST.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.
Song of Solomon 4:7 NLT
GREAT SEX IS SENSUOUS.
9 You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace. 10 Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices. 11 Your lips are as sweet as nectar, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. Your clothes are scented like the cedars of Lebanon. Song of Solomon 4:9-11 NLT
GREAT SEX IS HOLY.
You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain. Song of Solomon 4:12 NLT
15 You are a garden fountain, a well of fresh water streaming down from Lebanon’s mountains.
6 Awake, north wind! Rise up, south wind! Blow on my garden and spread its fragrance all around. Come into your garden, my love; taste its finest fruits. Song of Solomon 4:15-16 NLT
Only when Christ touches us, are we made holy, made pure. Today is a great day to trust God.
Next Steps for me today…
● If I’m not in a marriage relationship, I should wait for God’s best.
● If I’m married, I should be available and engaged.
● If I’m single or married, I should see sex as Holy.