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June 20, 2018

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

Song of Solomon 5 (ESV)

I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,
    I gathered my myrrh with my spice,
    I ate my honeycomb with my honey,
    I drank my wine with my milk.

Others

Eat, friends, drink,
    and be drunk with love!

She

I slept, but my heart was awake.
A sound! My beloved is knocking.
“Open to me, my sister, my love,
    my dove, my perfect one,
for my head is wet with dew,
    my locks with the drops of the night.”
I had put off my garment;
    how could I put it on?
I had bathed my feet;
    how could I soil them?
My beloved put his hand to the latch,
    and my heart was thrilled within me.
I arose to open to my beloved,
    and my hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with liquid myrrh,
    on the handles of the bolt.
I opened to my beloved,
    but my beloved had turned and gone.
My soul failed me when he spoke.
I sought him, but found him not;
    I called him, but he gave no answer.
The watchmen found me
    as they went about in the city;
they beat me, they bruised me,
    they took away my veil,
    those watchmen of the walls.
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
    if you find my beloved,
that you tell him
    I am sick with love....Continue Reading

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. His appearance is like Lebanon,
    choice as the cedars.
    16 His mouth is most sweet,
    and he is altogether desirable.
    This is my beloved and this is my friend,
    O daughters of Jerusalem.

  2. You wonder what might be said about about rejected intimacy and the protection it provides in this chapter. Why did he go? I hope it was important because it would have to be to leave such a setting and make his woman vulnerable. Verse 7 is a little scary if I am reading it right. If there were something to learn form it it would be watchmen need to protect and bot harm, not take advantage of vulnerability. And there is a protection in love that we need to attend to on a lot of different levels that should be a priority.

    Other than that there is a stunning description of the man given by the woman that reveals her desire and dedication towards him in spite of what he has done.

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