Category: Chapter 1

“Love Among the Thorns” – In the Secret Garden Part 1

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The moment the Shulamite woman dreamed about had finally arrived, that one she waited for, and journeyed at such great risk to experience. King Solomon was standing with her and holding her hands, staring at her adoringly. They exchanged some words of praise at their appearance to each other, skipping small talk entirely. Neither one were ever much for small talk.

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The Bed of Heaven (Song 1:16-17)

Look at you! How beautiful you are, my beloved, and how charming! Our bed is green! Song 1:16
I find it intriguing that when the Shulamite woman is in the garden returning the gaze of her beloved that she at first sees his beauty, and then immediately a bed. She obviously saw what he is thinking! :-) But this is no ordinary bed. The first thing she notices is that it is green.

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The Fellowship of Dove Eyes (Song 1:15)

Blossoms are appearing! The season of songbirds has come, and the cooing of doves is being heard in the land.  Song 2:12 My family used to raise doves.  Just a pair of them, in a cage.  A special trait about them is their loyalty for life, and their focus. When our doves weren’t eating or …

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Braveheart and The Scent of Love (Song 1:12-14)

You bring pleasure to me like a sweet smell…  Ex. 20:41 . If you have ever loved someone deeply, you understand what it is to long for reminders of them when apart, including smells.  Like music and art, fragrances can stir emotions, invoke memories, and keep love aflame.  Many of the stronger oils such as …

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The Ministry of Beautification (Song 1:10)

Women generally love to decorate, whether it’s their homes, their men, or themselves. I used to think it was a natural feminine trait, but I’m rethinking this, knowing more than ever that deep in the heart of the woman, i.e. the Bride of Christ, there is a desire more powerful than to decorate. It is to be decorated.

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