Today we would be looking at the the Songs of Solomon chapter 8
Song of songs is a book of the Bible you come across at wedding ceremonies. A phase from this book is almost incorporated into church wedding ceremonies.
The book describes the joy and mutuality, beauty and power, agony and ecstasy of human sexual love. It speaks of marriage as it ought to be –
The setting of the Song of Solomon gives recognition to wedded love. It declares the sacredness of the marital relationship and that marriage is a God–given institution. It shows us what real love is. It talks of its beauty, power, agony, ecstasy and its eternal quality of true love.
Today we see a lot of sexualization which many people seem to think is good. but knows little about true love.
This book depicts the beautiful intimacy of marital love between a man and a woman from courtship to marriage. And allegorical the communion of Jesus Christ- the Redeemer and the individual believer. The whole of the book of Song of Solomon is a song. A poem.
However, it is interesting that the Bible has a whole book honouring erotic love in marriage. It shows what a high view the Bible has of sexual intimacy in marriage.
As the Song of Songs draws to an end, there is a beautiful illustration of the never-ending quality of love.