Bringing Out the Best in Each Other

Love, Intimacy, and Romance  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  38:00
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Song of Solomon 1:4-6 – 4 Take me with you, and we’ll run away; be my king and take me to your room. We will be happy together, drink deep, and lose ourselves in love. No wonder all women love you! 5 Women of Jerusalem, I am dark but beautiful, dark as the desert tents of Kedar, but beautiful as the curtains in Solomon’s palace. 6 Don’t look down on me because of my colour, because the sun has tanned me. My brothers were angry with me and made me work in the vineyard. I had no time to care for myself. (Good News Bible)

Song of Solomon 8:10 – I am slim, tall, and full-breasted, and I have found favor in my lover’s eyes. (The Living Bible)

Practical Things to Do to Build Each Other Up

1. Give special attention to each other in _______________

• I can treat the one I love with _______________ and


Ephesians 5:33 – However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (New International Version)

• I won’t put the one I love in a situation that will likely cause _____________________

2. Emphasize the _______________ of the one I love to other people

• I will tell others what’s so _______________ about the one I love

Song of Solomon 5:10-16 – 9“O woman of rare beauty, what is it about your loved one that is better than any other, . . .” 10 My beloved one is tanned and handsome, better than ten thousand others! 11 His head is purest gold, and he has wavy, raven hair. 12 His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, deep and quiet. 13 His cheeks are like sweetly scented beds of spices. His lips are perfumed lilies, his breath like myrrh. 14 His arms are round bars of gold set with topaz; his body is bright ivory encrusted with jewels. 15 His legs are as pillars of marble set in sockets of finest gold, like cedars of Lebanon; none can rival him. 16 His mouth is altogether sweet, lovable in every way. Such, O women of Jerusalem, is my beloved, my friend. (The Living Bible)

Song of Solomon 4:1-7 – 1 My darling, you are lovely, so very lovely – as you look through your veil, your eyes are those of a dove. Your hair tosses about as gracefully as goats coming down from Gilead. 2 Your teeth are whiter than sheep freshly washed; they match perfectly, not one is missing. 3 Your lips are crimson cords, your mouth is shapely; behind your veil are hidden beautiful rosy cheeks. . . . 7 My darling, you are lovely in every way. (Contemporary English Version)

• I will never _______________ the one I love in a negative way to other people

3. Give _______________ praise in low-esteem areas

• My praise should be _______________

Song of Solomon 1:9-10 – 9 You, my love, excite men as a mare excites the stallions of Pharaoh’s chariots. 10 Your hair is beautiful upon your cheeks and falls along your neck like jewels. (Good News Bible)

• My timely praise should address two things:

‒ Address _____ - _______________ areas

‒ Be ___________________

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