Song of Songs (22nd Letter, Larry Crabb’s 66 Love Letters)
I Will Teach You How to Dance
When we look around and see people who sincerely love God and yet have a long list of really hard and bad things to deal with, how can people still think God is committed to everyone having the kind of life and feelings they all naturally want? Either they’re wearing blinders, they think God is really well-meaning and nice but with no power or hoping their preacher or the next latest book will tell them what they can do to pry open heaven’s window so that all the blessing can spill out.
God says – I love you. I delight in you. I will do whatever it takes for you to enter into the exquisite, life-defining pleasure of the communion My Son and I enjoy. I invite you into the feast of love.
SONG OF SOLOMON: A Love Song and a Hymn – From Ray Stedman<-(click here for entire Bible summary)
It is a revelation of all that was intended in the divinely given function that we call sex. It is sex as God intended sex to be, involving not just a
physical activity, but the whole nature of man.
This is a picture of what can take place in the heart of one who falls in love with Jesus Christ and enters into springtime. The cold winter of loneliness, misery, and selfishness is past and the time of singing has come.
SONG OF SOLOMON – David Jeremiah (Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible)
Key thought: God’s pattern of courtship and marriage provides a template for a beautiful and lasting relationship based on His unquenchable love.
Key Verse: Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; it’s flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. Song of Solomon 8:6-7
Key Action: Never let resentments, arguments, neglect, and other “little foxes” nibble away at the health of the romance of the home.