His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me. I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do no stir up nor awaken love until it pleases. Song of Solomon 8:3-4 NKJV
The final chapter of this book reveals the strength of the young lover’s relationship and their desire for intimacy.
The Shulamite wishes they were siblings so she could express her affection for Solomon in public. He would be a leader in her mother’s home. She would give him spiced wine to drink and shower him with her femininity without hindrance or reservation.
One of the hardest things for a young Christian to accept is that we must not be unequally yoked with people whose values and convictions contradict our own. We must marry within the household of God if we are to follow Jesus faithfully!
A marriage with God at the center cannot fail. That does not mean Christian marriages never fail. It means married couples who put God before feelings, emotions, offenses, and selfish desires never fail.
Matthew Henry’s commentary says the bridegroom’s left hand is under his bride’s head supporting her with his power and keeping her from fainting during her most difficult suffering. His right hand embraces her to comfort and love her when she needs it.
Jesus Christ is the lifter of our heads. He holds us up during the trials and troubles life throws at us. He lifts up our heads when we fall into sorrow and shame. He lifts us up when we feel like we cannot continue to run our race and fight the good fight of faith!
Jesus provides comfort and love when we need it. He knows us better than we know ourselves. Jesus has the answers to every question we face. His love never fails the way human love does!
Solomon’s bride tells the daughters of Jerusalem not to interrupt their intimacy.
We should hold our intimacy with Jesus as sacred because it is sacred. We should set aside the time to commune with Christ every day. It will take discipline, the discipline to schedule our time with Jesus and the discipline to keep ourselves from distraction.
The greatest threat to our intimacy with Jesus comes from other people. Most of the people in our world do not follow Jesus. If we follow them they will lead us away from Christ. Find people who are following the Lord. Follow their footsteps to Him!
Trust Jesus with everything. His left hand is under your head supporting you and keeping you from fainting. His right hand is embracing you providing comfort and love when you need it!
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