Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sex is only for those married

The Song
12 You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. Song of Solomon 4:12

We are in Day 5 of a 7 day countdown before the free screening of the movie “The Song” at Celebration Community Church on Friday February 13th at 7:05pm. “The Song” is a modern day re-telling of the Biblical Song of Solomon. Throughout this week I will be sharing personal insights as well as excerpts from Matt Chandler’s book "The Mingling of Souls”.

Throughout this week we have felt like awkward onlookers when we read this intensely private and intimate exchange. In the ecstasy of their love, the lovers praise each other using beautiful imagery. Their words may seem strange to readers from a different culture, but their intense feelings of love and admiration are universal. Communicating love and expressing admiration in both words and actions can enhance every marriage. In comparing his bride to a private garden, Solomon is praising her virginity. Virginity, considered old-fashioned by many in today's culture, has always been God's plan for unmarried people—and with good reason. Sex without marriage is cheap. It cannot compare with the joy of giving yourself completely to the one who is totally committed to you in marriage.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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