Today’s Tasting: Song of Solomon: The Song of Solomon, also called Song of Songs, is a poem about love. There are several different beliefs around the implied meaning of the Song of Solomon. Some scholars believe that this poem is an allegory of the love between Jehovah and the Israelites, others believe it was written about the future love between Christ and the Church, while others believe it is about the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. In either case, it is obvious that the Song of Solomon is about love.
Today’s Nourishment: The Song of Solomon reflects the feelings between two lovers. The beautiful language sheds light on the relationship God desires for His Church and shares the relationship between a husband and his wife.
When we first enter into a relationship, everything seems new and exciting. As time spans, the excitement often wanes and contentment replaces joy in the everyday rhythms of life. While of course, the dishes need washing and putting away, and the trash still needs taken out, there needs to be more to relationships than just the basic necessities.
The woman in the Song of Solomon refers to the man in the poem as “my lover and my friend” (5:16). Is this true of your relationship? Can you say that “I belong to my lover and my lover belongs to me”? (6:3) How about “Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth, because your love is better than wine”? (1:2)
Read the Song of Solomon to allow some of the passion found in these verses return in your relationship with the Lord and into your marriage. You and your spouse may experience the kind of relationship God intended for you. Marriage consists of more than one who does the laundry or mows the lawn for a household. Marriage consists of friendship and lovers.
How may the passion found in Song of Solomon intentionally return in your relationship to Jesus and, if married, in your relationship with your spouse?
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