Today’s Reading: Song of Solomon 1-3, Psalm 72, 1 Thessalonians 5
Today, my wife Jennifer and I will celebrate our 14th anniversary. (Woot Woot) As I read our readings for the day, I couldn’t help but pause and reflect on how God connects us and has His perfect timing and reasons for everything under the sun. When we can believe and trust in reasons for love for others or only for Him. Some interpretations of this chapter of the Songs of Solomon related it to God’s love for us. What a perfect opportunity to recognize such an amazing gesture of love between two people that only God could orchestrate.
There is beauty in marriage and a grind that we move through as we attempt to navigate this journey on earth between two imperfect people. Thankfully we have a God through whom we can do all things when we base our love on Him.
This wedding day, love and talk of beauty remind us of all we will experience. There is also a warning in Songs of Solomon 2:15.
Catch the foxes[e] for us,
the little foxes
that spoil the vineyards,
for our vineyards are in blossom.”
Many commentators will use this verse as a warning as we enter marriage or relationships. It warns us to watch out for the things that will ruin a marriage o ra relationship. The metaphor of the fox stands for the minor problems that can eat away at marriage and cause significant issues. As I remind you on our 14th anniversary and wherever you may be today, remember to keep God at the center of your marriage. Don’t let the small things eat away at what God has designed to be fruitful.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.