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Pure and unadulterated erotic passion and sex

Posted by: David Carroll

Song of Solomon 1:1-4a (NIV)

Solomon's Song of Songs. Beloved Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!

Take me away with you--let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers.

What a treat it is to read the Song of Songs. In it we find beautiful graphic descriptions of erotic love. I have this delightful blushing reaction of good emotions that come over me as I read this book. What makes it even more exciting is that I am reading the word of God. Think about it, God invented sex, this is not something we have come up with on our own. It makes sense that we should enjoy it.

All good things come with boundaries however. Outside the proper boundaries, sexual love becomes lust and a degrading counterfeit. God blesses and sanctions sexual love between a man and a woman within the confines of the marriage covenant. How unlike the profane and vulgar depiction of sex we are inundated with by the entertainment industry today.

Is there more to this book than just a beautiful love story between a man and a woman? The Bible is full of allegories and symbols. In the Old Testament, Israel is depicted as the wife of Jehovah. In the New Testament, the Church is depicted as the bride of Christ. Why is Israel spoken of as the wife of Jehovah? It must be because it shows the depth and commitment of God's love for us, despite our inability to keep his commandments. Why is church shown as the bride of Christ? It must be to picture the thrilling excitement we have with our relationship to Him.

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