Daily Bible Reading: Song of Songs 4 – 5
Verse of the Day: Song of Songs 4:16 – “Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; Blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, And eat his precious fruits.”
The Hebrew word dod in when used in poetry is a term of endearment for a male loved one. The writer of this book uses the term 32 times.
If you ever had the idea, or were taught the idea that God was a “puritanical prude,” this book will help to take that notion away. It is His design and plan that marriage would include delightful sexual pleasures that are exhilarating and filled with maximum pleasure.
We have allowed two extremes in our culture – we either paint this bond as a necessary evil, or we liberate it to pure hedonism. God’s plan and way provide the supreme fulfillment of this pleasure.
Prayer: Father, help us to see Your plan. We can see Your desire in our union. Amen.