God's Word for Today
Pure Love Affair
Read Song of Songs 1:1 through 8:14
A bride and groom wanted to honor God by praying together before the wedding ceremony but also wanted to keep the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride until she walked down the aisle. Their solution was to stand “back to back” on opposite sides of the wall of an archway between rooms, hold hands, and pray. That pictured the purity of their love, focusing on God first then honoring each other.
A similar portrait of pure love is the essence of the Song of Songs. Both the lover and the beloved are focused on each other, describing in detail the one they love.
I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me (Song of Songs 7:10).
It is with similar sweet anticipation that those who follow Christ look forward to the day when they will be with Him and live in fulfilling fellowship with Him for eternity. And as they wait, they tell others about their beloved.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, may the way I live and what I say show others my love for You.
Quicklook: Song of Songs 7:10–13
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