Love Series: Awaken Love in His Time
To start of my series on Love, let me take you to the Bible’s book of love. The Song of Songs written by Solomon.
“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.”
Song of Songs 2:7
The book of Song of songs is a poetic book that is written in theatrical form it may come up with many interpretations but for me the best picture is that the poem commends the shepherd and the maiden for their devoted love to one another, the maiden is praised for guarding her virtue and her virginity against all the advances of Solomon, because she is saving herself for the one she loves and wants to marry. Yet sexual love is also commended and celebrated in the poem as a gift from God to be celebrated and to praise Him for in the context of marriage.
That more than the love of a man betrothed to me, the gift of love that God gives is a one-to-one love that leaves room for no substitutes; just as the maiden and the shepherd’s love for one another was so strong, that there was no room for her or him to even consider another. The love of my shepherd is more than enough for me.