Friday, January 7, 2011


         The Song of Songs does not contain a "3:16".  So, I chose a beautiful passage, which describes the commitment  God feels toward us:
     "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm: for love ia as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave.  It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.  Many waters can not quench love; rivers can not wash it away.  If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned."     (Song of Songs 7:6,7 NIV)

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   The Song of Songs, like the book of Esther, does not mention the name of God.  Yet, God  makes His presence known throughout its pages. This book of the Bible is unusual in that it consists of love poems, describing the passions felt by a groom and his bride for each other. It is an allegory for God's love for His people, for His yearning that our souls come to Him   "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."  II Peter 3:9  (KJV)
     Of course, the allegory would not be complete without our love and yearning for Him.  Believers in Christ are His Bride.  Song of Songs is like a wedding song honoring marriage.  It contains some fairly explicit passages, and, some have said it should not be in the Bible. But, God wants husband and wife to enjoy each other within the confines of the marriage commitment.  Likewise, God desires that we continue in relationship with Him, loving and enjoying His company like no other...
     Over time feelings of loneliness, isolation, or indifference can come between the groom and his bride.  During these times careful communication is needed to renew the partnership and refresh the romance.  And, in our relationship with God, we sometimes need to have a long conversation (prayer) to recommit to Him. We need to be ready to be His bride!

      "Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: 'Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns,. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory"  For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.'"  (Rev 19:6,7 NIV)

     Are you ready for the wedding?

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