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Jun 17, 2013

“Sacred Love”

Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1



 The Wedding Day . . .

·         This is a sacred celebration. (3:6-7a)

o   It is pleasing to God

o   It is an expression of the gospel story

o   It is a public declaration


·         She feels a sense of security. (3:7-8)

o   She feels safe with him

o   He is her shade, and his fruit is sweet to her

o   He provides for her (3:9-10)


·         He gives her his best.

o   All he has is hers.


Later that Night . . .

·         He speaks to her. (4:1)


·         He notices her beauty. (4:1-7)

o   Eyes

o   Hair

o   Mouth/Lips

o   Cheeks

o   Neck

o   Breasts

o   “ . . .there is no flaw in you.”


·         He creates an environment of intimacy that is safe and gentle. (4:8-15)

o   Patience and gentleness


·         They enjoy the pleasure of sexual intimacy. (4:11, 16-5:1)

o   God created sex to be pleasurable, passionate, and enjoyable within the context of marriage.

“Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe.  Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.”  Proverbs 5:18-19


“Sex is like a thermometer in marriage, not a thermostat, in that it measures the health of your intimacy rather than sets it.”