Today’s Scripture Reading: Song of Songs 1:1 through 8:14
The Song of Songs, also called the Song of Solomon, is a collection of love poems between a husband and wife, with occasional sections attributed to friends or relative who share in the couple’s happiness. There’s a great debate over what this book focuses on how it should be interpreted.
Is it simply a great lyric love poem?
Or is it intended to tell us something about God?
If it does not speak of God, then why would it be included in the Scriptures?
I’m definitely not going to attempt to answer these questions, but there is a very simple thought that came to mind as I blushed my way through Solomon’s “Song of Songs!”
I noticed as I read each verse; there’s a lot of talk from both the husband and the wife about each other’s physical features: eyes, hair, teeth, smile, lips, cheeks, neck, breasts, heart, head, arms, body, legs, posture, mouth, sandaled feet, rounded thighs, naval, and nose.
But, there was one word missing:
In today’s world we think that our body parts both individually and collectively have to be “perfect” or they’re somehow ugly. We didn’t get that from the most romantic book in the Bible. This couple pointed out every wonderful detail about each other. We, in the 21st century, spend so much time grieving over not being perfect and trying to fix “stuff” that we miss the simple beauty of God’s creation when we look in the mirror. Yes, guys, I’m talking to you too!
I hope you enjoyed today’s romantic poetry. Maybe you should read it together with your husband or wife! Whether you’re married or not, know that Your God is pursuing you, longing to be with you, and adoring you–you are loved!
Don’t miss this video! We are perfect just the way we are!
Thanking God for you!
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 11: 1-43; 2 Chronicles 9: 29-31; Ecclesiastes 1:1 through 1: 11