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Echoes of Eden

Song of Songs 7:1-10–

[continuing with HE]

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O noble daughter! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand. Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies. Your two breasts are like fawns, twins of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, which looks toward Damascus. Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses. How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights! Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters. I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the best wine.


It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth. I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.

     What I found: Let me say this first: you don’t need to feel awkward or uncomfortable when you read today’s passage. God says I am your husband (Jeremiah 3:14), and all the things He says to you in this part of the book are whispered privately to you when you read them. To me, this just proves His love even further! God is a respectful (but passionate) lover and sees us as the treasure. He doesn’t take advantage of us or force us to love Him, but He is fiercely jealous for us. In this case, that’s a good thing! His jealousy is not like ours; it’s made of passion for us and a desire to give us the best things for us. I adore how many times in the book “HE” tells “SHE” all the things he loves about her. Every line of his is about his love for her! I think that’s true about God, too: everything He says to you means “I love you.” (Kind of like Westley in The Princess Bride saying “As you wish.”! But not. Haha!)  Another thing that defies logic from today’s Scripture: He reverses the roles so that WE are the one desired. In Genesis 3:16, we hear one of the results of The Fall into sin for Eve: Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you. Isn’t that insane?! It just blows me away! The curse was a woman’s desire being for her husband, yet God has kept what things were like in Eden! His desire is for us, just like Adam’s was for Eve before The Fall. He gives us a glimpse of a perfect world when we have a relationship with Him! Do you see how deep, how incomprehensible His love for us is?! When He pours love over you, let Him. Be His; no else can love this way!

That’s what I found in today’s Scripture! What about you?


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