In reality, sex, specifically sexual intercourse, the physical, emotional, and spiritual union of male and female, should be a holy means of celebrating love, producing children, experiencing pleasure, and protected by the commitment of marriage.
God thinks sex is important, and Scripture contains numerous guidelines for its use and warnings about its misuse. And sex is always mentioned in the context of a loving relationship between husband and wife. Perhaps the highlight of this is the Song of Solomon, an intimate story of a man and a woman, their love, courtship, and marriage. It is a moving story, drama, and poem, featuring the love dialogue between a simple Jewish maiden (the young woman) and her lover (Solomon, the king). They describe in intimate detail their feelings for each other and their longings to be together. Throughout the dialogue, sex and marriage are put in their proper, God-given perspective.
Some theologians believe the Song is merely allegory for God's love for Israel and the church. Others say it is a literal story about married love. In reality, it is both - a historical story with two layers of meaning. One one level, we learn about love, marriage, and sex; and on the other level, we see God's overwhelming love for his people. As we study the Song of Solomon over the next several weeks, remember that you are loved by God, and commit yourself to seeing life, sex, and marriage from his point of view.
God wants us to enjoy our relationships, and when it comes to sex, marriage is the only context in which that level of intimacy is enjoyed - the intense, passionate, and beautiful union of man and woman! As Christians we are passionate people, we should be. Life in Christ is not boring, without pleasure, without intimacy, but quite the opposite. While sex isn't in the gameplay for singles, there is much for which singles can be passionate. And for those who are married, there is not better place to learn about God, love, and sex than in the Song of Solomon.
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