by Jim Perdue

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When a Man Loves a Woman (4 of 6)
Series: What the Bible Says about Marriage, Love, and Sex
Jim Perdue
Song of Solomon 5:2-6:10


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This morning, we continue our series entitled, What the Bible Says About Marriage, Love, and Sex. For several chapters in the Song of Solomon and for several sermons in this series, the king and his bride have made their relationship look absolutely perfect. In fact, listen to some things they have said:

The bride has said:

''Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth…'' (1:1)

''My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi.'' (1:14)

''The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.'' (2:7)

''My beloved is mine and I am his…'' (2:16)

The king has said:

''I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots…'' (1:9)

''Behold, you are beautiful my love, behold you are beautiful!'' (4:1)

''You are altogether beautiful my love; there is no flaw in you.'' (4:7)

''You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes.'' (4:9)

These two were enamored and infatuated with one another. But remember, we've been studying young love. This is honeymoon love. They're still goo-goo eyed and lovey-dovey with each other. They still have those pet nicknames and don't mind using them in public. In other words, they've been syrupy sweet for the first four chapters. But now, things change a bit. Now, we begin to discover that love and marriage aren't always perfect.

That's right, this couple who expected marriage to be perfect and life to never have any problems quickly realize that's just not the case. And I'm thankful that the Bible paints an accurate view of life, love, and marriage. Because the reality is, there are no perfect marriages because there are no perfect husbands or wives.

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