Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Song of Solomon 2:4

“He has brought me to his banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.” (NASB)


“He has brought me to his banquet hall (bayith: house, home, within, temple, family, dwelling, habitation), and his banner (dagal or nec: standard, sign, signal) over me is love ('ahabah: between man and woman, sexual desire, God's passionate love for His people).”


He has brought me into his habitation to dwell with him, and his banner over me is passionate love.


If you know anything about Song of Solomon, you know what is taking place here. Passion is alive and these lovers are delighting in their overwhelming love for one another. This whole book is teeming with metaphors of the Bride of Christ and Her Husband. I pose this question to you, have you been intimate with the LORD? The Bible speaks clearly about how our love for Him is to be compared to passionate, even sexual love. Although you will hear little of this, study Hebrew and Greek origins and you will be quickly enlightened. As absurd as it is to comprehend a marriage in the natural that is completely lacking personal intimacy, how much more so is it incomprehensible for your relationship with the LORD to be void of it also? Today, become intimately acquainted with the One who has invited you into His dwelling.
Without it, one has only scratched the surface (holding hands, if you will).

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