Wisdom from Sensual Love Poetry?

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We all long to be truly seen, known, and loved by God and others. We want to fully give ourselves to these deep relationships. The Song of Songs is about that desire, that dream that imagines the unity of Heaven and Earth. One day this dream will be fully realized, but until then, we have access to unity with Jesus. He invites us into a real and intimate relationship. And in him, we can know a love that cannot be quenched or swept away—a love that can overflow toward others and heal creation.

Bible Reading

Song of Songs 8:6-7

Reflection Questions

1. Think about an inspiring romantic relationship that you’ve witnessed in real life, a movie, or a book. What inspired you most about it?

2. What is one feature of that romance that could give you an example of what it means to be in a relationship with God?

3. What is one thing that might be hindering intimacy in your relationship with God? What is one small step you can take to grow in that area today?

Want to Go Deeper?

Check out this episode's Reflections Bible Study guide to watch a video and explore more detailed questions for personal study and group discussion. Go to bibleproject.com/study.
Show Credits

Host: Cheree Hayes

Message: Dr. Carissa Quinn

Cited: Davis, Ellen. "Reading the Song Iconographically." The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 2003.

Production and Bible Reading: Dan Gummel

Theme music: Grant William Harold

Background Music: "A Longing," by Sean Williams

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