This book of Song of Solomon is an intimate depiction of God’s love for His bride, the church. The words in the book are so descriptive that many avoid it. In fact, it is considered one of the least read books of the Bible. The intimacy between the Bridegroom and His bride can be uncomfortable if read nonchalantly, or when the reader is not spiritually prepared. It is in this book that the Lord graphically describes the sacred romance between His people and Himself.
“Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires”. These words are penned in more than one passage. There are precious times during our walk with the Lord when He calls us to deepen our relationship with Him, and our union becomes more meaningful.
In these times our spiritual man overtakes our soul, our humanity is exposed in His presence and we experience God more intimately. He manifests with a perceptive fullness, a weight of spiritual love so great, that all flesh pales. What a genuine and holy encounter.
The passage reads, “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” Our Bridegroom knows when the bride’s desire for Him is disposed for such an infilling, and He will approach at that time.
The meeting is yours for the asking. Invest time and seek God as you would any love. Chase Him and wait; when the time is right, expect to be swept off your feet!
Song of Solomon 8:4 NIV Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
Orig Posted by Donna M Dougherty at 11/1/2008 8:22 PM