THEME: Wait for the Right Time
PASSAGE: Songs of Solomon 2:3 -13
HYMN: MHB 504: LEAVE God to order all thy ways….
MEMORY VERSE: Songs of Solomon 2:7- Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
The secret of peace with God is to discover, accept and appreciate God’s perfect timing. It is dangerous to doubt or resent God’s timing. This can lead to despair, rebellion or moving ahead without His advice.
Songs of Solomon 2:7 provides one of the most basic principles of a true love relationship. It speaks of genuineness and reality and the right timing. It is sin which causes physical love to be expressed at the wrong time with the wrong person. There is a time for everything in God.
One of the agonizing aspects of being in love and not yet married is the need to wait. You long for the day when your lives will be so intertwined that every aspect will be linked together, even sexually. This agony is not helped by the fact that we live in a sex-saturated culture where our eyes and minds are bombarded on all sides by the message that your sexuality is simply another appetite to be satisfied like hunger and thirst. In such a context, it is easy to imagine that you are the only one waiting for sex until you are married.
“Do not stir up or awaken my love until it pleases.” (2:7). This caution depicts and praises the breathtaking intensity of a unique, lifelong and committed relationship between one man and one woman.
Have you been waiting for a long time and about to yield to peer pressure? I admonish you particularly our youths to wait on the unfailing promises of God and trust Jesus Christ for more grace to wait patiently for God’s timing like the psalmist, “I wait patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God…..” Psalm 40:1, 3.) We should not rush into marriage without much planning. Those who rush into marriage often rush out of it. Wait patiently for the right time-God’s time.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to follow your leading in every area of my life. Amen.

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