April 26: Song of Songs 1
Numbers 3; Psalm 37; Song of Songs 1; Hebrews 1
Despite what some in the church have thought in the past, this book is undoubtedly about sexual attraction, sexual love and sexual enjoyment between a man in a woman. There are no doubt some literary devices that we might not pick up on: it’s probably not chronologically linear; there might be a dream sequence. But regardless: this is about a man, who is King, and a woman, who really want to enjoy the entire sexual experience with each other.
Song of Songs should regain its place as such, IN the church. For both adults and teens get plenty of sexual “instruction” from other places - both from our media, and other people.
But then we must read Song of Songs in light of the rest of the Bible. This book is a living parable of the Bible’s entire storyline: kill the dragon, get the girl. If this book is talking about sexual love - and it is - then it is a living parable of a greater King than Solomon, who seeks His Bride, the Church, and desires to admire her beauty and enjoy her. And Who desires for her to enjoy Him in the same way.
There is no metaphor needed today, because the metaphor has already been given to us, by God - a vivid, living one - sexual enjoyment in marriage, between a man and woman: a living metaphor for the love of Christ and His Bride. Marinate on that truth. What implications does this have for your own sexual life?