Monday, April 5, 2010

Song of Solomon, Devotionally

"The song of songs, which is Solomon's...thy love is better than wine." - Song of Solomon 1:1, 2b (KJV)
If what the Bible says in 2nd Timothy 3:16 is true, that "all scripture is inspired by God... and profitable..." then the Song of Solomon is included.

Armed with that I decided to try using it devotionally and found it wonderful - but there are a few hurdles to overcome.

First, there is no denying the sexual overtones but, taking the Song as a metaphor, there is something to learn.

There is a certain excitement stirred between two attracted "lovers" which is more than physical. There is an interest, a freshness, a desire for more, which captures the attention and can't be explained by reason. Disinterested parties sometimes comment, "What does she see in him!?".

It is the subject of classic movies like the "Beauty and the Beast"; something "clicks" between two people and the adventure begins.

Likewise, there is an non-physical something that "clicks" between the saved and their Savior and an adventure begins. There is an excitement stirred when one really catches a true glimpse of what God offers, individually and collectively, in Jesus Christ. The attention is captured, the interest peaked, and a breath of freshness occurs with God which others just don't comprehend.

The marvelous thing about that is its availability for all who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savour and His love is better than any joy inducing elixir mankind can devise.

- Fritz

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