Topic: Bonded [October 25, 2016]
Text: Song of Solomon 6:1-13
Key Verse: "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he feedeth among the lilies" (Song of Solomon 6:3).
In God's divine plan for marriage, He abhors unfaithfulness. The Holy Scripture says, "marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled". In this series of Solomon's love songs, through divine inspiration, he revealed the very heart of God. In the passage today, in a poetic manner, he imagined what a woman could have said to her beloved: and vice versa.
Solomon was eminently qualified to speak on love, nay, the downside of multiple relationships. He had many women â€” legitimately and otherwise; but he had great regrets and later confessed that, "All is vanity and vexation of spirit" (Ecclesiastes 1:14). Although Solomon used the romantic interaction between a groom and his bride, drawing the closeness that must exist in a God- controlled union, he was, however, painting a picture of the type of relationship that should exist between our Lord Jesus Christ (the Groom) and believers (the bride).
As the writer uses "perfect love" to describe what should exist between a couple, believers should therefore be reminded of their commitment to their marital vows, and must cherish their spouses even as Christ cherishes His bride. Our homes must always radiate the true essence of Christian union. Every genuine believer must appreciate and treat his/her spouse with utmost respect and lavish him/her with the conviviality that promotes peace and unity in the home. It is totally against the will of God for believers to abandon their spouses and begin to lavish love on others outside the union. They must be bonded in their homes.
Thought for the day: God, give us a Christian home.
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