Presentation on theme: "Just The Way You Are Song of Songs 1:2-4 It’s deceiving Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate (capture) you with her."— Presentation transcript:
Just The Way You Are Song of Songs 1:2-4
It’s deceiving Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate (capture) you with her eyes. Proverbs 6:25
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting… Proverbs 31:30a It’s temporal
It’s not the real you Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4
The Big Idea Who we choose will bring true happiness or misery. What should be the basis of our attraction so we can choose well?
Song of Songs Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. Song of Solomon 1:2-4
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Song of Solomon 1:3 Character Integrity Ethics Love for God
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1
Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon. Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. Song of Songs 1:5-6a
What do you find attractive? Commitment – Tell me about your relationships – Do you jump around, from job to job? – Do you finish tasks? – Do you have long-term friends?
Integrity – Do you do what you say? – Are you timely? – Are you truthful? What do you find attractive?
Follower of Jesus – Are you careful to do what Jesus says? – Do you pray and expect? What do you find attractive?
Consider this: He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:2b