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Going All In For Your Spouse

We learn in Song of Solomon, chapter 5, how Solomon’s wife longed for her husband’s touch. Soon after going to sleep, she arose and found her husband missing. Then, when he finally came to the door, her heart was again full of joy. The sadness had vanished in that moment, when she finally heard her beloved’s voice. She said, 1“My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.” This appearance would help alleviate anyone’s fear, who saw their husband missing overnight. However, what was amazing with her is that her love for her husband never failed her, although there was panic. What is more astonishing is that as Solomon was about to come in, he then had to leave again. This was her reaction. She said, 1“I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.” Can you believe what she had to go through just to find the man she loved? It was surely a trying time for her and she could have easily said some hard things about her husband and these men, but her example of love shown through.

As she went about asking people about her husband, she said, 1“I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love. What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us? My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” The way she went about describing the love of her life was amazing. Her love for Him never failed her. He was her dearest friend and that is worth mentioning. As Christians, we have a lot to take always from this.

Some great things to take away from this chapter are… When trying times come, never lose hope. Continue on the path of looking to God and finding answers. Never stop caring for and expressing your love for the person that maybe in trouble. The same love that God has instilled in your marriage, this love can pull you out of the hard times you are in now. In marriage, there are good times and bad times. So far in Song of Solomon, I’ve learned of the ups and downs in Solomon’s marriage. However, one thing never broke down and that was their deepest and fondest love for one another. Twice now, Solomon was missing and his wife went out looking for him. It wasn’t just a bed of roses for them but there were truly difficult times, but they got through it together. And they did this by not giving up on each other. Their love for one another was more than just words but actions. They both spoke with so much romance but their love went way behind what they said. This love carried them to live their life for each other. Even if it meant for her to put herself out there and get hurt on the streets, while looking for her love. I pray that each one of you, that are married, will continue in your love for one another. Allow the Lord to shine down His love upon You. That His and your love will carry you forth as a couple.

Let us pray:

Oh Lord, You have taught me how important it is to stay true to my spouse. To never allow anything to take away my love for her. There are many temptations to look elsewhere but my wife is my beloved and I pray that You will help build up our relationship each and every day. I know that my love can only last for a time but with Your love combined, I am more than able to love her as You would have me do. Romance is important and I pray that it will come into my marriage more than ever before. There are some days that I can talk a good talk but my actions don’t always speak the same way. Therefore, Lord, may my words stay true to my actions, as I showcase my true love to my spouse. When I tell her that I love her, help me to truly mean it. I want her to know that I am all in and would do anything for her. I know that love without actions means nothing, therefore, come and lead me by the hand. Help me love her as I love You. And as You love me, may I love my wife the same. She deserves it. How blessed I am to be married to such a sweet wife and mother of our two beautiful daughters. This is all because of You Lord. You had a hand in all of this. Thank You Jesus. I love You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1Song Of Solomon 5 (KJV)
1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
9 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?
10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.
12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.
13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.
14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

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