A Love Song

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The book of Solomon is a love song describing the romantic love between a man and a woman, but can also be seen as the loving bond between God and believers. Wendy Pope explains.

Scripture: Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14

The book of Solomon is a love song describing the romantic love between a man and a woman. Though it has always seemed a bit out of place to me, God had a clear purpose in recording and adding this song in the Bible. He uses the marriage relationship between the husband and wife as an illustration of His relationship with His people. This song illustrates the loving bond between God and believers.

God has a deep abiding affection for us. This is demonstrated in His sending His only Son to die on the cross. We are very much like the young woman in the Song of Solomon when we doubt His love and can't imagine this kind of devotion and persistence.

Just as Solomon did not give up on his love, God does not give up on us. He may sit silently for a short season, letting us have our own way as we try to fulfill our desires. However,  He is only a whisper away, waiting for our acceptance of His proposal.

One commentary I read said the woman accepted King Solomon's proposal after she matured. Though she waited, we do not have to reach some level of Christian maturity, have perfect church attendance, do enough good works to pay off our sin debt, or complete so many Bible studies before we can accept such an offer from the King.

He loves us just as we are, even if  we are immature in our faith, miss church services, lack good works, and haven’t completed any Bibles studies. Let’s stop running from God’s pursuit and accept the offer of everlasting love and riches from the Most High King.

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