Friday, December 16, 2016

60IN60 Day 40 - Fri Dec 16

It's Day 40 and we're in Song of Solomon 1.

The 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.

- Verse 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 recipient.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at

Your Questions:
- "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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