For love is as strong as death. – Song of Solomon 8:6 NKJV
When you read of love in the Bible where do you typically go? The classic love (charity) chapter is quite often read at weddings, 1 Corinthians 13, which describes love as being patient and kind etc. The power of love as described here is in its endurance: “Love…bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails”. And the chapter closes concluding that love is the most powerful attribute a Christian can have – “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love”.
In the Song of Solomon, a.k.a. Song of Songs, king Solomon states that true love is as strong as death. Quite odd to equate love with death, but here is the point. Consider the power and finality of death, what mortal man can overcome it? Outside of God, there is no one on this earth that can stop or reverse death. Therefore, if we carry perfect and true love, there is no one on this earth who can overcome us. Just the opposite is true: by our love we can overcome any obstacle life can bring our way. The troubled marriage, the broken family, the dysfunctional church, the Godless life, the persecuted saint, or whatever…Continue reading