Song of Solomon 8

Song of Solomon 8:1-14

SUMMARY: Forever sealed

OVERVIEWThe woman wants Solomon’s undivided love. She wants to know she can be secure in his love.

BIG IDEAFaithfulness produces peace and security.

KEY VERSESong of Solomon 8:6 (the woman to the man)
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.

I am jealous for your love. It’s not unhealthy jealousy that will manipulate you for your attention. Instead, it is healthy jealousy that longs for your time and focus, knowing that you will have success when you look to me and follow me. I know you better than you know yourself. I know your triggers and temptations. And I know the deep longing of your heart is to know me and have meaning and purpose in your life. I can provide all those things. And when you have that with me, you are better equipped to love and serve others and pursue the goals I place on your heart. So turn to me and commit to me and my ways.

Show this same kind of devotion to those I’ve placed in your life to love and lead. Show your faithfulness to them. Let them know of your commitment to them and help take steps to develop their relationship with me.

Affirm your commitment to those you love over and over again. Identify three ways you can do that this week with a spouse or another loved one.