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The Providence of God in Marriage (7 of 7)
Series: The Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon 8:5-14
WE ARE FAMILY NOW, We've had the talk. Do you realize I could not have preached this a couple of years ago, because you needed to learn my heart and my commitment to the Word before we dealt with these issues.
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TEXT: Song of Solomon 8:5-14
5 "Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning on her beloved?"
So here the couple is returning to the city from the wilderness and the people are recognizing the affect they have had upon each other. That is a goal of a good and effective date - you come home different.
Solomon speaks - "Beneath the apple tree
• Fig Tree is the place of meditation
• Olive Tree is the sign of Israel
• Apple tree is the place of love
"Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth.
What's that all about? He was not there when her mother was in labor… what does this mean?
That's a cryptic type of verse but the strongest arguments that I have see say that he is saying, I feel you were born to be my wife.
1. View Your Marriage Through the Lens of Providence
There is great power in recognizing the Sovereign hand of God in your marriage.
Remember I mentioned Sunday AM that 31 times in the book of Job God was referred to as El Shaddai - the Almighty Sovereign God.
They asked Jesus, "Can a man leave his wife for any reason?" Jesus answered, "God made them male and female, what God has joined together let no man separate."
A BRIDE FOR ISAAC - Genesis 24: 1-91 Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way. 2 Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, "Please place your hand under my thigh, 3 and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son ...
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