1. Look at v.5. With desire often come worry, frustration, dangerous risk – and broken-heartedness. How as Christians can we seek contentment in a world which says that if we’re single, we’re incomplete?
2. King Solomon is often portrayed in the book as the “ideal man”; in vv.6-11, in what ways does he make us think about Jesus, the ideal Man and King?
3. Reflect on the love of Christ as we discover it at the Cross. How is this love “safe” for us; and how does it call us to a dangerous – and all-consuming – commitment?
A Prayer to Pray
Lord Jesus, I am created to be loved, and to love. Thankyou that Your love is the fire I have been saved to know. By Your Spirit, show me that love, til I feel my heart melt once more, and be shaped to be a loving disciple. Amen.