In Deuteronomy 24:6-25:4 Moses addresses how we are to treat one another in every area of life. Fair treatment especially requires taking care of the weak and powerless. Ultimately, the major ideas of the world today fall short of the requirements of Scripture. It is Christians, in obedience to Christ, empowered by the Spirit, who are able truly to love others.
In the Song of Songs 3:6-11 the Shulamite and her beloved come together in marriage. Solomon is crowned king as his bride is brought to him. Clues throughout this passage indicate that this wedding scene is meant to teach something about salvation: Christ is crowned as he takes his bride as his own in redemption. Salvation is the coming together of a redeemed bride and kingly bridegroom.
Issues regarding marriage, divorce, and remarriage can be some of the most difficult things to face in life. What does the Bible say about all of these things? In Deuteronomy 24:1-5 Moses addresses laws specifically concerned with remarriage to a formerly divorced spouse. In this sermon Pastor Grasso begins with this text and then goes on to give an overview of the biblical teaching on marriage, divorce, and remarriage from other parts of Scripture.
In the Song of Songs 3:1-5 the Shulamite searches desperately for her beloved and finds him. When she finds him she will not let him go though she knows that love must wait for its proper time. As the Shulamite searches for her beloved, the one her soul loves, so ought the Christian search for Christ, the one his soul loves.
In Deuteronomy 23:19-25 Moses begins his exposition of the eighth commandment on stealing. This commandment entails recognizing the rights and dues that are owed to both God and men. If one does not give what is another’s by right, or if one does not give to God what he has vowed, then one violates the eighth commandment. The point of the exposition of the law is to drive to Christ and to teach the truly righteous way to live. Salvation…
In the Song of Songs 2:8-17 the Shulamite describes the call of her beloved. Her desire is to be with him and thus she responds by declaring her exclusive love for him. This passage shows the need for men to pursue women in relationships, but even more, it shows God’s pursuit of His people and their need to respond to Him in love. God calls you by the preaching of the gospel. Turn and be saved.
Deuteronomy 23:1-18 shows that anyone who comes into the presence of God must be holy. These laws restricting access to God and regulating holiness and purity remained in place until the coming of Christ who has so thoroughly cleansed his people that they now have perfect access into his presence.