Song of Songs, 8:5–7 (The Passion Translation)
5 Who is this one? Look at her now! She arises out of her desert, clinging to her
beloved. When I awakened you under the apple tree, as you were feasting upon me, I
awakened your innermost being with the travail of birth as you longed for more of
THE SHULAMITE TO HER BELOVED
6 Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore. My passion is stronger
than the chains of death and the grave, all consuming as the very flashes of fire
from the burning heart of God. Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire
being. Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame.
7 Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you.
Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this
furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore.
Song of Solomon 8:5
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up, nor awake my love, until
Look at the way our generation is stirring up love. Girls wear as little clothing as possible, exposing that which should be saved for the husband, the Beloved. Men also show off their bodies. In both cases they are advertising they are ready for sex anytime anyone wants to take them up on the offer. How society has cheapened this most marvelous gift of God. What will happen to these? Some say that with each coitus, a blood covenant is formed, and the participants of these blood covenants, are bound together, perhaps for eternity. Take note of where you are in this adventure of sex and change what needs to be changed in order to live out God’s delight in your intimacy and depth of love.