Application of Song of Solomon
1) There are many different interpretations in respect to the meaning of this book. Does Song of Solomon speak only about the emotional and physical relationship of love and marriage? Or does it symbolize something such as Israel's relationship to God, or the church's relationship to Jesus, their heavenly bridegroom, or the individual's devotion to Christ? If it goes beyond the natural to the spiritual, what would you see that you might apply to your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ?
2) If this book speak merely of the physical and emotional bonds of marriage, what do you learn from it that you might apply to your relationship with your mate? Think about the way the bride and bridegroom communicated with each other, what they shared, what their physical relationship was like, what caused problems, and how they solved them.
3) What can you learn from Song of Solomon that would help you prepare for marriage? For instance, what can you learn from this book about understanding yourself, your future mate, and the importance of intimacy, purity, and physical oneness?
4) What do you think an adulterous relationship would do to the intimacy between the bride and the bridegroom? James 4:4 tells us that when we becomes friends with the world (the world system) we are committing spiritual adultery. What does this do to our intimacy with God? Read 2 Corinthians 11:2-3 and think about it.
Song of Songs Themes of Application
Sex is God’s gift to his creatures. He endorses sex but restricts its expression to a man and a woman who are committed to each other in marriage.
God want sex to be motivated by love and commitment, not lust. It is for mutual pleasure, not selfish enjoyment.
As the relationship developed, the beauty and wonder of a romance unfolded between Solomon and his bride. The intense power of love affected the hearts, minds, and bodies of the two lovers.
Because love is such a powerful expression of feeling and commitment between a man and a woman, it is not to be regarded casually. We are not to manipulate others into loving us, and love should not be prematurely encouraged in a relationship.
The power of love requires more than the language of feeling to protect it. Sexual expression is such an integral part of our selfhood that we need the boundary of marriage to safeguard our love. Marriage is the celebration of daily commitment between a husband and wife.
While romance keeps a marriage interesting,commitment keeps romance from dwindling away. The decision to commit yourself yourself to your spouse alone begins at the marriage altar. It must be maintained day by day.
The two lovers praise the beauty they see in each other.The language they use shows the spontaneity and mystery of love. Praise should not be limited to physical beauty; beautiful personality and moral purity should also be praised.
Our love for someone makes him or her appear beautiful to us. As you consider marriage, don’t just look for physical attractiveness in a person. Look for the inner qualities that don’t fade with time-spiritual commitment, integrity, sensitivity, and sincerity.
Over time, feelings of loneliness, indifference, and isolation came between Solomon and his bride. During those times, love grew cold, and barriers were raised.
Through careful communication, lovers can be reconciled, commitment can be renewed, and romance refreshed. Don’t let walls come between you and your spouse. Take care of problems while they are still small.