It's Day 40 and we're in Song of Solomon 1.
Song of Solomon is an unusual book in the Bible. It's essentially an
erotic poem. Down through the years, people have interpreted it in two
main ways: 1. It's a celebration of sexual love within marriage. Too
often Christians seem to only have negative words to say about sex
("Don't have sex outside marriage," etc.), but we need to remember that
sex was God's idea. It's something that we should see, within its
proper context, as a blessing from God. 2. Others have seen the book as
an analogy of God's relationship with His people. There are numerous
places in the Bible where the metaphor of marriage is used as a picture
of God's relationship with His people. Of the two interpretations, I
think the first has more weight.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Nothing really did today.
9a - Ok, so not every woman would find that to be a particularly good
compliment! The way of complimenting was a little different in Hebrew
culture, so even though it doesn't do anything for us we need to know it
was something that would have been well received by the intended
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
If you have a question or comment, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "It is considered spiritual adultery because Israel, the Jews, is considered God's wife; correct?" - Yes, one of the two main analogies used in the Old Testament on the relationship between God and Israel was marriage. The other was parent/child.
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