Background: The book of the Song of Songs, King Solomon writes back and forth to his bride to be and later his bride of their deep love for each other. Many believe that this exchange not only describes the love of a man for a woman but the love of God for mankind and the love of Jesus for His bride, the church.
In chapter 6, Solomon responds to his bride after she asks for his forgiveness since she failed to let him into her room.
Ask the children…
How did Solomon respond to his wife’s request for forgiveness?
“Turn your eyes away, for they overpower me. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead.” (Song Of Songs 6:3)
What else did Solomon say about her?
“I would still choose my dove, my perfect one— the favorite of her mother, dearly loved by the one who bore her.” (Song Of Songs 6:9)
Instead of focusing on the fact of his wife’s sin, Solomon focused on her beauty and his love for her. Love covers a multitude of sins. His goal was restoration of the relationshiop and not judgement.
Ask your children if they have someone who needs their forgiveness? How can they take the first step in restoring that relationship? Prayer would be a good place to start. Instead of cursing them and recounting their sin, why not bless them and ask God to care for them. See if that doesn’t change the attitude of your heart as well.
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