Life In Christ Bible Study
Power of Love: Part II (Continuation)
Scripture: Song of Solomon 8:5-14
November 5, 2022

Presented by Michael Webb

Open It

  1. *What do you consider to be the most powerful emotion? Why?
  2. What kinds of problems crop up in a relationship sooner or later?
  3. When does romantic love tend to fade from a relationship? Why?

Explore It

  1. What question did the Friends ask? (Song 8:5)
  2. What events happened under the apple tree? (Song 8:5)
  3. *What did the Beloved ask the Lover to do? ( Song 8:6)
  4. *How did the Beloved describe love? ( Song 8:6-7)
  5. What question did the Friends ask about their sister? ( Song 8:8-9)
  6. Who helped the Beloved prepare for the day of her marriage? ( Song 8:8-9)
  7. What had the Beloved become like to Solomon? ( Song 8:10)
  8. What did the Beloved say that Solomon had? ( Song 8:11)
  9. What did the Beloved say she had? ( Song 8:12)
  10. What did the Lover say he wanted to hear? ( Song 8:13)
  11. *What did the Beloved invite her Lover to do? ( Song 8:14)

Get It

  1. *In what way is love strong and unyielding?
  2. How is love like a blazing fire?
  3. In what way is love unquenchable?
  4. How does the Beloved reflect upon her childhood and her courtship?
  5. What do the words of the Lover and Beloved in 8:13-14 recall about their relationship?
  6. *What do the verses and this book say about physical love between a husband and his wife?
  7. In what ways do we take love for granted?
  8. How can we keep the passion and commitment in our marriage?

Apply It

  1. What can you do this week to rekindle the flame of romantic love in your marriage?
  2. *What commitment will you make to honor love and sex within marriage and not to abuse it?

 

Scripture:

Song of Songs 8:5-14 (KJV)
5  Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
6  Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
7  Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
8  We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
9  If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.
10  I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.
11  Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
12  My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
13  Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
14  Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

 

The Power of Love: Part II