The Power of Love
Life In Christ Bible Study
Power of Love
Scripture: Song of Solomon 8:5-14
October 1, 2022
Presented by Michael Webb
- *What do you consider to be the most powerful emotion? Why?
- What kinds of problems crop up in a relationship sooner or later?
- When does romantic love tend to fade from a relationship? Why?
- What question did the Friends ask? (Song 8:5)
- What events happened under the apple tree? (Song 8:5)
- *What did the Beloved ask the Lover to do? ( Song 8:6)
- *How did the Beloved describe love? ( Song 8:6-7)
- What question did the Friends ask about their sister? ( Song 8:8-9)
- Who helped the Beloved prepare for the day of her marriage? ( Song 8:8-9)
- What had the Beloved become like to Solomon? ( Song 8:10)
- What did the Beloved say that Solomon had? ( Song 8:11)
- What did the Beloved say she had? ( Song 8:12)
- What did the Lover say he wanted to hear? ( Song 8:13)
- *What did the Beloved invite her Lover to do? ( Song 8:14)
- *In what way is love strong and unyielding?
- How is love like a blazing fire?
- In what way is love unquenchable?
- How does the Beloved reflect upon her childhood and her courtship?
- What do the words of the Lover and Beloved in 8:13-14 recall about their relationship?
- *What do the verses and this book say about physical love between a husband and his wife?
- In what ways do we take love for granted?
- How can we keep the passion and commitment in our marriage?
- What can you do this week to rekindle the flame of romantic love in your marriage?
- *What commitment will you make to honor love and sex within marriage and not to abuse it?
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.