15How beautiful you are, my beloved!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves. (Song of Songs 1:15)
Song of Songs is an interesting poem about love and desire that seems out of place in the Bible. There is no other book like this one. Even the poems of Psalms do not compare to this long poem about the love between Solomon and his beautiful wife. There is even some language that might make the prudent religious type blush as Solomon describes his wife’s “breasts” with different imagery. Other than the fact that this poem was written by King Solomon, are there any deeper truths we can extract from Song of Songs? Of course there are!
For one, this is a great example of the type of love every marriage should entail: a love where each partner sings a song of praise for everything they adore about their beloved. Second, when married, you should never stop singing that praise of adoration that you felt when you first met that special person who would become your significant other. Time, and life, usually make it more difficult to keep that fire alive, but never stop trying. Make time for date nights, leave little notes for your love, write them poems! Your spouse should be treated as royalty and cherished as a gift from God above.
Today, I am sharing the newest single from Jervis Campbell, properly entitled “Find You,” and a perfect pairing for our current reading.
Reading plan: Galatians 5
Deeper reading plan: Song of Songs 1, 2, 3