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June 16, 2018

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Reading along with us in Song of Solomon? Here’s today’s reading:

Song of Solomon 1 (ESV)

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.

She

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine;
    your anointing oils are fragrant;
your name is oil poured out;
    therefore virgins love you.
Draw me after you; let us run.
    The king has brought me into his chambers.

Others

We will exult and rejoice in you;
    we will extol your love more than wine;
    rightly do they love you.

She

I am very dark, but lovely,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
    because the sun has looked upon me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
    they made me keeper of the vineyards,
    but my own vineyard I have not kept!
Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
    where you pasture your flock,
    where you make it lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
    beside the flocks of your companions?.....Continue Reading

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. I find it so interesting this is a book of the bible whether you read it as an allegory or a love sonnet. There is a overarching theme of relationship

  2. Yes it is interesting that this is part of sacred scripture. Yet it reveals that God is honored in the marriage relationship and the physical expression that comes in it. It is He who has made us sexual beings and given us all the senses to enjoy it. It is a shame how the world has perverted and cheapened it, but it need not take away the godly purpose for it.

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