The expression of our sexuality in marriage is both good and desirable – “eat … drink your fill, O lovers”. It is good to look for appropriate and modern metaphors in talking with your spouse about their body. Proverbs 5:18,19 has some good advice to husbands in this area.
“There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number. My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, …”
We continue to plumb the depths of what relational faithfulness looks like here in this book, the Song of Solomon.
Solomon does not choose to deride or mock, to put down, the other women around. Sometimes we might feel as though finding fault in others is a solid strategy for maintaining faithfulness in our beloved.
But that is not what we read here.
Solomon’s mind is bent in a singular fashion.
In Jeremiah chapter 29 we read,
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
The love of husband and wife patterns the devotion that we see between God and His people, between the Head (Jesus) and the Body (the Church).
We read of the singularly devoted seeking of the wife for her beloved.
And the eye of the husband (Solomon) remains single.
“My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, …”
* Faithful God,
Please mark us as a faithful people.
Please help those of us who are married to be singularly devoted to our beloved.
And Lord God for every one of us, please help us each day to keep our eyes fixed on You and Your alone. No other god, no other power, no other view.
Please Lord, please show us Jesus today.