The Song of Solomon 3:6-11 ESV
6 What is that coming up from the wildernesslike columns of smoke,perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,with all the fragrant powders of a merchant? 7 Behold, it is the litter of Solomon!Around it are sixty mighty men,some of the mighty men of Israel, 8 all of them wearing swordsand expert in war,each with his sword at his thigh,against terror by night. 9 King Solomon made himself a carriagefrom the wood of Lebanon. 10 He made its posts of silver,its back of gold, its seat of purple;its interior was inlaid with loveby the daughters of Jerusalem. 11 Go out, O daughters of Zion,and look upon King Solomon,with the crown with which his mother crowned himon the day of his wedding,on the day of the gladness of his heart.
I.WEDDINGS AND THE HAND OF GOD
A.God’s work in leading a couple to a wedding is not creating one soul mate but in graciously seeing us through to that day.
B.Marriage tells the story of the Gospel precisely because it is imperfect.
II.WEDDINGS AS A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
A.When a relationship happens the right way, people do more than witness a wedding but to participate in it as well.
B.Funerals and weddings tell us what kind of live we have lived and what kind of friend we have been.
III.WEDDINGS AND FAMILY
A.Even mommas and daddy’s can rejoice at a wedding if things are done right along the way.
B.For families to rejoice in being at the wedding they must also be part of planning the wedding.
1.Honor Jesus in the planning of your wedding.
2.Men, must reject the sin of passivity, lead in the planning of the wedding.
3.Embrace the covenant of marriage rather than entering into a contractual agreement.