Every married couple needs a little getaway, a special place they enjoy revisiting. Well they’re such a place in the Bible. Almost hitting among the leaves of scripture is a romantic getaway called “song of songs, “celebrating the joy and genius of marriage. It’s author, Solomon, recorded a golden raisins in his life when he fell in love and married a young woman down only as “the Schulamite “this unlikely love story between a king and a common or is a template for understanding that marriage was instituted by God for our joy. The book is composed of 15 reflections written as lyric poetry.
Read them as pages from a love journal, brimming with insights about romance, marriage, and intimacy. Solomon and his bride plum the depths of their language to craft words pictures about love and marriage – and this has never been more timely. In a day when marriage is being re-defined by contemporary culture, song of Solomon reveals the lasting influence of a strong marriage and future generations. We can’t allow resentments, selfishness, and neglect to nibble away at our homes. These are the “little foxes” that spoil the vines. Little things in marriage count in a big way. Little Sands can produce big problems; the small acts of love can your lasting blessings.
Some commentators feel song of Solomon is an analogy of God‘s love for us; but his primary meeting is for marriage now, and it shows us how to keep romance and live in a loving home.
God’s pattern for courtship and marriage provides a template for a beautiful and lasting relationship based on his unquenchable love.
Set me as a seal up on the heart, as a seal up on your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; the coals thereof are the coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame .“.
Song of Solomon 8:6 -7
Never let resentment, arguments, neglect, and other “little foxes “nibble away at the health of the romance of the home.
Father may I be loved purely and learn to love purely.