[emaildevotionals] 09.24.2005 am S of S 4.7

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From: Rdruhl@...
Date: 24 Sep 2005 08:01:09 -0000
Read the Bible in a Year 
This morning read Song of Solomon 4 and 5 

There Was No Spot in Her? 

Do you believe the words of Solomon to the one his soul loved? 

7	You are all fair, my love,
	And there is no spot in you. 
	(S. of S. 4:7). 

She was all fair? There was no spot in her? Come on, Solomon, could you not find anything wrong in your wife like every other husband finds in his wife? Mrs. Solomon could you not find anything wrong in your husband like every other wife finds in her husband? Can you not, church member, find anything wrong in one of your fellow-members or church leaders like those that every other member does? Could you not, church leader, find anything wrong in one of your fellow-leaders or one of the church members like every other church leader does? 

You know that Mrs. Solomon had faults, mistakes, and sins. How could Solomon speak of her as all fair and without any spot? Think on these two things: 

1. What does love do? Hear the wisdom of Solomon, "Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins" (Pro. 10:12). Look at the people with whom you deal, does your behavior stir them up to strife, or does your love cover all their sins? 

2. What is the Golden Rule? "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets" (Mat. 7:12). 

These are the ways in which Solomon could make pronouncements in Song of Solomon 4:7 and that is how we will repeat those words, if not directly, at least in our hearts, to the people with whom we live and work.