Song of Songs, “Cry together” (Series 2 of 3)

You know, me and my woman

We’ve been goin’ through a lot of changes for about six months or so

It’s been real hard to talk to one another

You know a relationship ain’t nothin’ without communication

How we were lying in the bed

The both of us lookin’ at the ceiling overhead

Eyes wide open, about 3 O’Clock in the mornin’

I said, “Baby, we can’t go on this way”

She said, “You’re right”

I said, “I know you love me and I love you”

Then we start holding each other

I felt a tear roll down my face

Last night me and my woman

We cried, cried together

Said we cried {Cry}, cried {Cry}, cried {Cry}

We cried together…

For this lesson I would like to focus on Song of Songs 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

Now who doesn’t love the O’Jays? Even Donald Trump has love for the O’Jays. Yes, I’m old school, but can you blame me. Folks just don’t make music like that anymore. The emotions are real; so real, that you feel every cord of the lyrics! I love this song because the message is, “Baby, we are going through a rough patch now, but we can work it out together.”

Yes, together we can work it out. My wife and I have been happily married for 14 + years and I wouldn’t change a thing because the highs and lows have made us who we are today. I remember the rough patches as well as the smooth sailing. Often times we soon forget the rough patches. However, forgetting the rough patches will set you on a crash course to repeating them.

There were times we would argue over the same issue repeatedly because the issue wasn’t resolved in the first place. I’ll be honest, most of the times I caused the issue. Men, we can be bone headed and stubborn at times. Often times we forget that God has given us a wife as a gift (Proverbs 18:22) and help mate/partner (Genesis 2:20-24) to perfectly complete us.

In Song of Songs 8:7, Solomon describes love as being the foundation that can withstand any force set against it. The foundation of love must be rooted in the word of God who created the institution of love in the first place. Anything other than God’s foundation for love will be washed away in the currents of life.

Love in the eyes of God is priceless. Song of Songs 8:7 says, “If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.” I’m reminded of the popular 1993 movie “Indecent Proposal.” Indecent Proposal was a popular movie in which the husband agrees to his wife having sex with a wealthy businessman for $1,000,000.

The act briefly destroyed the couple’s relationship as the consequences of their actions finally set in. However, the wealthy businessman realized that he could never win or buy the affection of true love. In the end the wife returns to her husband and the wealthy man fades away.

I believe love that is built on the strong foundation of God must begin with friendship. Friendship that has grown and developed, will sustain your relationship over time. Building a Godly friendship means you actually enjoy each others company. I love hanging out with my wife and she feels the same about me.

Just as Paul says in Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Let nothing separate your love for one another. Stay rooted in Christ, for in Him and Him alone you will find the love that surpasses all understanding. May God continue to keep and bless you.

** If anyone would like a special prayer request (Ephesians 6:18) please feel free to email me at sneedtx@verizon.net (your privacy will be respected and honored); I would love to pray for you. I also ask that you think of others whom you can share this message with as well.

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