Song of Solomon ch 1-4 His Banner over me was LOVE!
The author, supposedly King Solomon, shares with intimate details about his life as king, husband, lover, and friend. Could it be that this is his diary filled with nuances as well as literal pictures of his love for his wife to be? There are many scholars that differ on the intents and purposes of this letter, which along with Esther and Ecclesiastes does not mention God. However, it is thus inspired by God to show us His love which He places over us.
Many have seen to choose the phrase “his banner over me is love” to describe the groom’s intense love for his bride. “Now his banner over her was not, “Clean the house!”, “Try harder next time!”, or “Is that the best you can do?” No, his banner over her was “LOVE!”
David Colburn sums up for us a perspective on this book in a prayer: Lord, your love for those who have accepted Jesus as Lord is beyond any human comparison, but that is the best we can do as we attempt to comprehend it. May I praise you and rest in the encouragement and peace that comes from knowing that you love me with a passion unmatched anywhere in this world.
If this might picture the Lamb’s Supper in heaven we might want to stop and ask the question: Do we have such intense love for Christ?
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