Saturday, March 4, 2017

Love's Consumation - Song of Solomon - Chapter 4

The great love story has moved from the courting of chapters 1 - 3 to the wedding and now chapter 4... the honeymoon suite.  This beautiful encounter of the king and Shulamite reveals the joy of love and sex.  In the beauty of holiness, the picture of husband and wife coming together to celebrate their oneness.  This picture of Christ and the church called his bride, gives us understanding of His passion for us and the perfection he goes through to present for Himself a bride "without spot or wrinkle". The king says, "You are all fair my love, and their is no spot in you." (v-4) The further expresses his desire to with her, "You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart." (v - 9) This is truly a story of romance.  I have often said, "God is a hopeless romantic".  He tells the greatest stories of love in the universe. Love is not just something God does, but IS! He can not do anything but love.  We, wonderfully, are the ones who benefit from that love.