Song of Songs 7—8
Love is so great that it can only be described by what it is like. So does the Beloved stretch his imagination to the wide expanses of nature itself to describe the beauty of the Shulamite woman.
The best of wine—think of this image in recalling the reading from Ezekiel yesterday. The only exception is that here it is a source of joy in love, in place of the pain of unfaithfulness. Jesus at the marriage feast at Cana kept the best wine until now.
Connect 8:6 with the rest of the phrase that completes it. God is a jealous God, commanding that you find no other taking the place of God. If you are married, may you find your spouse in the Spouse.
What are these?
Your desire is for me. v. 10
Set as a seal on Your heart v. 6
True love being strong as death v. 6
Many waters can’t quench love. v. 7
This is the Seventh Week in Easter, Year A.
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