Faithful Attraction

April 24, 2016 Speaker: Paul Sanders Series: Song of Songs

Topic: Song of Songs Passage: Song of Solomon 1:1–1:7

Historical - Genesis through Nehemiah
Prophetic - Isaiah through Malachi
Poetical - Job through Song of Solomon

One of the most perceived of all human needs is Romance.
One of the most powerful of all human desires involves our Sexuality.
One of the most desirable of all human institutions is that of Marriage.

Song of Songs 1:1-7

In interpersonal relationships, a fatal attraction is when the very qualities that draw us to someone eventually contribute to the break down and breakup of the relationship.

So what can we learn about faithful attraction from this first chapter?

Song of Song 1:2-3

Do you see what she did there? She is saying:
“Yes, you are attractive in looks and smell, but your name is the best oil of all.

“Name” refers to his character
His name encompasses all of what makes him, him. It refers to that which is his person that will not fade away. Looks fade. Aromas may fade. The essence of who he is will not fade away and it is the most pleasing aroma.

We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; (and she says), rightly do they love you.

Vs. 4 - Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers.

She respects him. (She calls him her king)
She desires him. She is drawn to him by his faithful character.
Thus, she wants him emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and physically.

It is not an ungodly thing for a godly woman to communicate to a godly man that she desires him. It is good and right.

Husbands; future husbands. Do you want your wife to respect you?
Give her a reason.
Are you a man whose character cultivates such attraction?

Proverbs 10:9

Do you want some possibility of having or renewing attraction, desire, passion, and affection to be yours until death do you part? Cultivate more of Jesus in your life.

Ephesians 5:25-30

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