For Love Is As Strong As Death

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…

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The Woman in the Bible Who is More Precious Than Rubies

Is today’s quote Bible or Not? And if so, who is the woman that is more precious than rubies and to be desired more than anything else?

“She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.”

Yes, this quote is a verse from the Bible, Proverbs 3:15 (NKJV), but it is not referring to a literal woman. The Book of Proverbs is one of the “wisdom books” of the Bible, and as as a matter of fact the word “wisdom” occurs 54 times in Proverbs.

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Do Not Say a Little in Many Words, But a Great Deal in a Few

Is this wise proverb Bible or not? This quote is attributed to Pythagoras, a man who lived during the 6th century BC and is known today mostly for his conrtibutions to the field of mathemetics. His quote about saying “a great deal in few words” is wisdom that still holds true today, and not disimilar with the teachings of King Solomon who pre-dated Pythagoras by approximately 400 years.

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