Day 153

Today’s Reading – Song of Solomon

Romantic_kiss_by_Caramellina

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth —
for your love is more delightful than wine.
Song of Solomon 

Solomon wrote over a thousand songs, but this is the only one that remains. The actual title in Hebrew of this song is commonly understood to mean “the most excellent of songs, composed by Solomon”.

For centuries theologians have represented the song as depicting the relationship between God and Israel and in more modern days as the relationship between Christ and the Church.

It may be true that this an allegory for us to understand the love that God has for us, but it is also a beautiful story about love, courtship, marriage, and dare I say . . . sex.

Yes, there is sex in the Bible.

The more prudent sides of ourselves wants this to be an allegory. But let’s be honest the Bible has a lot of begetting in it. So it would seem appropriate that at least one book would address this subject.

This is a beautiful song about a loving relationship between a young man and a beautiful woman.

Read it and be reminded that this kind of love is what God desires for you in your marriage.

And . . . perhaps it is a reminder of the passion that God has for us as well.

Tomorrow’s Reading – Proverbs 1-3

Photo taken by ©2008-2011 ~Caramellina

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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