True Love

By Irene Webster

Song of Solomon 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

The Song of Solomon has long been known as the love chapter in the Bible. It is here in Chapters 1:1 through 8:14 which we can see how love is best expressed through praise, intimacy, passion, communication, and faithfulness.

We learn about love, marriage and sex, but then we also learn about God’s overwhelming love for his faithful followers.

The Song of Solomon examples can guide us in three parts of our lives:

1. God’s example of love for His bride the church

2. God’s example of love in married hetero-sexual couples

3. God’s love between Himself and the individual believer

Clearly, we can see in The Song Solomon God thinks sex is very important but only in a loving relationship between a husband and wife.

We also see expressions of passion and feelings for one another as the man and the woman long to be together. Later, we see dysfunction develop in their relationship, but reconciliation comes through communication.

As you read The Song of Solomon and take notes, you will begin to see in greater measure what God really wants for us, a faithful, committed relationship with Him and a marriage, full of expectancy, passion, and deep assurance.

God’s great love for you, His Church, and His desire for you is a committed, marriage relationship with the opposite sex. God’s intent from the beginning has always been one of intimacy, and oneness…

Let’s submit to Him and reap a harvest of joy as His Bride!

“Song of Solomon (Song of songs). Woodcut after a drawing by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German painter, 1794 – 1872), published in 1877.”
Song of Solomon 2:16-17 16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. 17 Until the daybreak, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.