Today you should read: Song of Solomon 8
This is the final chapter of the book and it ends pretty hot and heavy. As you have read through this book it has been pretty obvious what the main gist of it is:
God made love, sex, and intimacy as a good thing to be between and husband and wife.
And, as you just read, this chapter was no different. The imagery of what is going on in this chapter is definitely intimate and sexual. They leave no room here for allegory or imagery other than that.
The message of this book is certainly contrary to our culture’s view of sex. In today’s world sex is seen as a common place desire that can be fulfilled at any time with anyone you want so long as it is consensual. The sanctity of marriage and sex has been stripped away and the beauty and blessings from those have been exchanged for a cheap thrill. What God has given us as a picture of enjoyment and ultimate expression of marital love between a man and woman in marriage has been turned into a marketing strategy. Most Christians and churches, for that matter, don’t say much about these issues, especially sex. The church usually blushes red and whispers something under their breath while the world is yelling and screaming and posting billboards with what they think it is all about. Well, God’s word seems very clear that sex is good in the right context and we need not be afraid to stand on that.
Posted by:Robbie Byrd