My lover is mind & I am his
📖 Song of Songs 2 : 16
Genesis 2:24 days, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh”. This text defines the character of the conjugal bond in today’s text ( SS 2:16 ) with reference to the first man ( Adam ) and the first woman ( Eve ) .
My lover is mind & I am his
This phrase in the Song of Songs captures the essence of Christian Marriage; the mutual sharing of each others’ bodies, possessions and loyalties.
📌 Biblically ” Each spouse is no longer his or her own ; husbands and wives have legitimate claim to everything the other owns ” . There is no halfway in Christian Marriage.
💫 Sanctity of the Marriage Bond
🔖 There should be perfect love in between husband and wife just as it was there with Adam and Eve.
🔖 They shall not tear each other to pieces by viperous rending since both man and woman could not exist without having been conceived in such a bond.
🔖 They should work / plan as one in one work. “For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman”. But everything comes from God.
💫 My lover is mine and I am his demands authority and personal convictions. It is precisely based on what Adam said : ” This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.. ” Gen 2:23
💞 Beloved Church, the formulation of Genesis 2:24 indicates that human beings, created as man and woman, were created for UNITY. If , by nature, the man belongs to his father and mother then by virtue of procreation he cleaves to
Let us refreshed ourselves by claiming that he / she is ” the bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh ” ; and ” I am his/ her and she/he is mine “.
Glory to God 🙌
✍🏻 Mark Boje , ArP 🇮🇳
Song of Solomon 1
Although this is a song written by Solomon for his bride, vs 1, yet it is also a picture of the relationship that Jesus Christ and His Bride share.
The Church is indeed the body of Christ, but not all in the Church make up His Bride, even as there are many virgins in this book, but only one among them all, the Shulammite woman, is His bride!
The first chapter begins with the bride praising her bridegroom for His Love and His Name, vs 2,3.
When we are overwhelmed by the love of God, we do not need wine to satisfy us. However, we need to decisively spend time in God’s presence and seek Him in faith for an answer to our problems, while being willing to give up our rebellion and unruly ways!
The solution that wine can give is temporary, and many times addictive too, but His love is everlasting and as we love Him in return by our obedience, we get permanent solutions to our problems, and we learn to rejoice in Him alone vs 4! His Name signifies salvation, healing, power, protection and provision for all we ever need!
Although the Bride is dark, yet she is attractive, and the King, her Bridegroom, has chosen her not only on the basis of her outward beauty, (because her outward man is steadily perishing on account of her trials, implied by her being burnt by the sun), but because she takes care to see that her inward man is being renewed day by day, as she takes up her cross and chooses to grow in the virtues of Christ, her bridegroom, vs 5,6; 2 Corinthians 4:16,17. During all those times, she diligently sought out the presence of her beloved and He was quick to respond to her, and did not disappoint her at all, vs 7,8!
He likens her beauty to a company of Pharaoh’s horses, (who are swift, elite breeds, and ready for battle) which is something that He highly values, and is ready to fill in any lack therein whenever necessary, vs 9-11.
And as they spend time in each other’s presence, there is a constant flow of words of admiration, appreciation and praise, thanksgiving and gratitude, vs 12-17. This is the pure, intimate and sincere relationship that the Bridegroom shares with His bride and in the light of it, no power of hell, nor scheme of man could every pluck her from His hand, for she is His and He is hers, here in the love of Christ she stands!
May we desire to walk similarly to the glory of God.