The beams of our houses are cedar and our rafters of fir. (Song of Solomon 1:17)
The beloved of King Solomon was very secure in her marriage. Her security however was not in the structure of her house, but in the structure of her marriage. When the marriage is in order the house will be in order. A mansion with a contentious marriage is a mere shack. On the other hand, a lowly cabin in a loving marriage is a luxurious castle. Like the beams and rafters in Solomon’s houses, a marriage must be built on a firm foundation. That foundation is Christ. However, the foundation is to be built upon, and love is the building blocks of marriage. Love is not something we fall into; love is something we choose to do. If we fail to work at it, it will decay and be valueless. If you desire a secure home, build it with the building blocks of the love of the Song of Solomon. Furthermore, the beams and rafters of you mansion will be of cedar and fir.