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Old School - Wisdom and Love

August 1, 2010 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Old School - OT Overview

Topic: Biblical Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:1–5:1

Riding the Wave with Wisdom


What’ s Love Got to Do with it?


human LOVE  not EQUAL  divine LOVE...but it is Analogous


The Song of Songs

The Title of the Book

History of Interpretation

  • An Allegory?
  • A Drama with Unity?
  • Anthology of Love Poems?


Love and Longing in the Song of Songs

Love that is committed

Song of Songs 5:16; 8:6,7

Love that has physical attraction

  • Hair, Eyes, Teeth
  • Whole Body

What He Said, Song of Solomon 7:1-9

What She Said, Song of Solomon 5:10-16

Love that is full of sexual desire

  • Imagery in the Song: Mandrakes, Raisins, Pomegranates and Momma’s House
  • Love Consummated, Song of Solomon chapters 4/5 and 8

Marriage and Sexuality

Proverbs 5, Song of Songs 2:7, 3:5, 8:4, 1 Corinthians 7

Walls and Doors


We Must Not Mind a little Typology

Paul gives us permissionEphesians 5:31-33

31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

The Love of God is...

  1. Covenantal
  2. Committed
  3. Intense
  4. Holy
  5. Faithful

In Jesus we see that

  1. Covenantal, we see God in Jesus say to his people, I GIVE MY LIFE FOR YOU
  2. Committed, we see God in Jesus say to his people, I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOUR OR FORSAKE YOU (Hebrews 13:5)
  3. Intense, we see God in Jesus say to his people, the intensity of sexuality is a small picture of the intensity I have for my people, the PLEASURE of knowing me and the pleasure of WORSHIP is greater than the delights of earth.
  4. Holy, we see God in Jesus say to his people, MY LOVE IS PURE and SELF GIVING for your good
  5. Faithful, we see God in Jesus say to his people, I AM FAITHFUL even when YOUR ARE ADULTEROUS WHORES

The book of Hosea...JESUS marries and redeems WHORES and washes them clean and presents them to his FATHER as a holy BRIDE for eternity.

  • God’s love is real for sinners
  • If you feel unworthy, unclean and far from God, his love is real towards you
  • Repentance/Faith, we become his BRIDE