Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.Song of Solomon 8:6-7
The Strength of Love
Most Christians are familiar with the infamous love chapter: 1 Corinthians 13. However, the entire Bible is a love story from God’s heart to ours. He weaves His love in and out of the Bible through His relationship with mankind. Song of Solomon is a series of love letters between a young woman and her beloved. Some theologians say that it is about a relationship between Christ and the church. Either way, this is a beautiful picture of what any marriage should look like whether it is a new marriage or a seasoned one.
Every marriage should be grounded in love. First, the love of Christ, and next, the love of each other. 1 John tells us that we only know how to love because God loved us first. His love is the reason we can love each other deeply. However, we can only love if we continue to focus on His love first. This verse says that love is as strong as death, it’s the brightest kind of flame, and nothing can quench it. That is the love of God. He loves that way and shows us how to love our spouses that way.
A Prayer to Remember
Your love is better than life or anything the world can give. Teach me how to love my spouse with that kind of deep love that never fails. Amen