Song of Solomon 1
Focus Verse: How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves. (15)
God made each of us. We are His beloved. We are all beautiful in His sight.
Song of Solomon 2
Focus Verse: Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. (5)
The love God has for us is enough to make anyone go crazy. “Oh, you are not dealing with trifles when you are dealing with the love of God to you. It is not a spare corner of the heart of God that He gives to you, as you may give a little love to the criminals in the jails, but the great, inconceivably vast heart of God belongs as much to every Christian as if there were not another being in the world for God to love! Even as Jehovah loves His Only-begotten, so does He love each one of His children.” – C. H. Spurgeon
Song of Solomon 3
Focus Verse: All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him. (1)
Are we distraught when our hearts stray from the One Who first loved us? When God is silent and seems distant, do we search to see if the fault lies with us? When the love we first felt for God upon choosing to follow Him begins to grow cold, do we look until our hearts are on fire again?
Focus Verse: So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. (7)
When people see followers of Christ living, working and serving together in genuine unity and love, they are more likely to want to be a part of our faith. The number of disciples in Jerusalem’s early church increased rapidly not only because of the verbal witness of the apostles, but also because of their witness through action.