Wisdom in Ecstasy
12 September 2010
Marriage is not a neutral topic – but an important one. Whether marriage is a delight or source of grief to us, God calls us all to honour it (Heb 13v4) & frequently describes his relationship to His people as a husband to a bride (like the book of Hosea!). We need to think clearly in this area to get the most important human relationship right – as well as the divine.
The wise life in Song of Songs understands marital love is to be celebrated & protected. The song is a rhapsody of love in marriage, rather than a technical treatise. Its idealism encourages us to celebrate. Its realism encourages us to protect. The wise will patiently arouse this love, delight in it & jealously protect it. The truly wise will bask in seeing this is the love God has for us – that the redeemed are loved & are to love in response.