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Looking for the Love
Bible Passage Song of Solomon 5:9-16
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Matthew, Revelation, Song of Solomon.

Looking for the Love

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached November 25, 2022

9 What is your Beloved more than another beloved, O most beautiful among women? What is your Beloved more than another beloved, that you adjure us so?

10 My Beloved is shimmering and ruddy, preeminent above ten thousand.

11 His head is like refined gold; His locks are curly, black as a raven.

12 His eyes are like doves, beside streams of water, bathed in milk, and fitly set.

13 His cheeks are like a bed of spices, towers of sweet aromatic herbs. His lips are as lilies dripping with flowing myrrh.

14 His hands are like rods of gold set with beryl; His body is as polished ivory overlaid with sapphires.

15 His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold; His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

16 His mouth is most sweet; yea, He is altogether lovely. This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

The question in verse 9 of today’s scripture is the response from colleague ladies to a desperate request from a lady who asked other ladies to help her look for her partner. She appeals to the women of Jerusalem to help her find her lover, but the women’s reply is uncooperative. Why is her lover more special than anyone else’s that they should help her find him?

The girl replies (in verse 10-16) that in appearance, build and personality his lover surpasses all others 😄😄. Is it like the common Eʋe proverb ‘ɖevi matsa du kpɔ be ye dada koe foa detsi vivĩ’? That maxim is translated as ‘the child that does not room says the mother prepares the sweetest dish’. No! It’s not the case here, but the lady the lover inside out, and positioned herself to love every bit of the partner.

Let’s apply this in two senses; our relationship with Jesus Christ and our relationship with our partners and spouses. Where would you want us to drift to more? 🥰

Before the lady went out looking for her partner in town, the partner came knocking at her down in the night. But because she was fast asleep, she delayed in opening the door and the man left by the time she opened it. It was probable that she went out in her romantic bedclothes and the night watchmen cruelly bruised her. She was most probable considered a prostitute. She went on and desperately appealed to the women to help her find her love. The lady knew how good the ride of the night would be with her partner by her, or on her ❤️.

Who would be happy to lose Jesus? Do we not need to rise up and find Him and invite Him into our home, into our closet, unto our bed? He would give us a good ride in this world when He is with us. The passage is like Revelation 3:20. Jesus knocks at the door and asks us to invite Him into our lives. We have a choice. We can invite Jesus into our lives or we can refuse His love.

The parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-12 reminds us of how prepared we should be in order not to miss important opportunities that God offers us.

But the words of the other women in verse 9, the lady begins to praise her lover again, like a woman who is in love. She describes her lover to the ladies.

Gold is today’s main colour. You must appreciate your partner and adore him or her with deliberate words that truly depict what you have in heart. This lady repictures the lover and talks about his head, hair, eyes, cheeks, lips, hands, body, legs, and general appearance.

Some partners only talk about big head, bloated tummy, smelly body etc without making any good investments into the appearance of their spouses. Why don’t you make her what you want her to be for you?

🔷 We must not delay because Christ is knocking at our door now. Open now and give your life to Him.

🔷 Our partners must be respected and honoured deliberately so our relationships can be sweetened

💥 Pray that you will never miss Christ’s visit to you
💥 Pray for your partner

When you begin to speak ill of your own partner, you will find many jealous people help you destroy your own relationship. Tell people how great your God is. You must value what you have chosen already, and make it known to others as such.

In series Bright Morning Reflections