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The bride and the groom

"I am my beloved’s and his desire is toward me. Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear and the pomegranates bud; there will I give thee my love. The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved." Songs of Solomon 7:10–13

 Songs of Solomon is a beautiful poem written by King Solomon. This poem is about a beatuiful woman, who looks after the herds. Although Solomon had may beautiful women he loved this woman, Shunamite, the most.

King Solomon symbolically represents Jesus and Shunamite the church. This relationship can be compared to relationship between the bride and the groom.

When a girl is newly married her thoughts are always about her husband. She has been waiting for this for so long. She longs for the moment when she will be with her husband, just to be close with him, speak to him or listen to what he says. She puts on her best dress and prepares the dishes which her husband likes most. In short, the mere mention of her husband’s name excites her. Same way is our relationship with Jesus. If we love him, we would want to be with him all the time, listen him speak, and sit at his feet. Are we doing that? When you read Bible he speaks to you; when you pray he listens. What a wonderful relationship it is. In general, marriage takes place between two trusting persons. Similarly, as we trust him, Jesus as groom wants to grant your hearts desire and take care of your needs. Because he loves you so much.

A loving wife tries to please her husband in everything she does. The Lord loves you because you try to do his will and hope for his mercy (Psalms 147:11).

One important point is that a groom expects her bride to be chaste. Jesus is also jealous of your love. He wants your love to be pure for him (II Corinthians 11:2).

In Songs 7:12, the bride calls out to the groom, let us get up early and go to the vineyards. We ought to get up early to worship the Lord. Why? So that we may find him. The Lord says that I love those who love me and those who seek me early shall find me (Proverbs 8:17). He is overjoyed with those who love to hear him speak (John 3:29). Therefore, as you speak to him, he will listen to you. If you abide in Him and his words in you, then whatsoever you ask according to his will shall be given to you (John 15:7). God knows your worries, fears and tears. For Lord to listen to you, you should first obey and do his commandments. This will make him happy and he will turn your mourning into joy.

The Shunamite invited King Solomon to her fields. She says, the mandrakes give a smell and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits. (Songs 7:13). God expects us to bear fruits in our lives too. The tree that does not bear fruit will be cut down and put to fire. The fruits of the Spirit includes Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness and temperance (Galatians 5:22). Do you bear these fruits? If anything is lacking from the above list, pray to God so that he will bless you with the same.

Are we chaste before our Bridegroom?

Do our thoughts and actions, project that we are a faithful bride?

Do we get up early in the morning to speak and listen to him?

If God has to perform miracles in your life, you need to change your lifestyle.

Our loving God will help you and bless you when you surrender your life to him. May the Lord bless you and your family.

May the Love of the Father, grace of His son, Jesus Christ and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.

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