Song of Solomon A Case Study of Purity & Passion

In a healthy marriage you are friends as well as lovers


This is one of the most loving, romantic and poetic Books found in the Old Testament of the Bible! Did you know that some of the most passionate “Love Songs” dating back to ancient Hebrew times were written by King Solomon? It was originally called and still is at times known as “ Song Of Songs”! Well after all he had (700) seven hundred wives and (300) three hundred concubines! If you ever want to hear some passionate love songs or romantic poetry look no more; The Song of Solomon is the perfect venue! The Key verse: “I am my Lover’s and my Lover is mine; he browses among the lilies.”

God who is LOVE is amazingly AWESOME! If you want some Sweet Some Things” to read to each other this is the place! Now whoever said that The Word could not be sung? This Book is indeed filled with melodic romantic prose! In The Song of Solomon, King Solomon candidly speaks of love between a bridegroom and a bride! The sanctity of marriage is affirmed as well as a brilliant illustration of the Love God has for His people!

The world in which we live is saturated by the news media with tales of sexual escapades, sexual freedom, extramarital affairs, homosexuality and secret rendezvous of the rich and famous celebrities as well as politicians! Divorce is raging a battle against marriage! Any and just about everything goes … This is also attempting to take a stronghold on God’s Church! Many say you have to accept me as I am regardless of my sexual preferences because unconditional love says so? We are to love people not the sin! Sin is anything that separates us from God! God determines what is or is not sinful!

Did you know that sex originated in the Bible? Yes, It was created by God! How did sex ever become such a dirty word? Man tends to always pervert what God has made for good! The world tries to redefine marriage to suit whomever… It has been twisted and turned upside down by too many! Sex for some is a no strings attached, or just a wild activity of lust void of commitment and a mere wild expressed bodily exercise! In this case you are just giving away a part of you to an uncommitted partner...

It was really meant to be a holy union celebrating the “two becoming one” It is the closest form of body language that one can physically express to another; I Love you! The Word says; And Adam said : This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become ONE flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed.” Everything God made is good! It is when sex is practiced outside of the boundaries of marriage, not as He intended things begin to get complicated... Having sex is not bad or dirty. Sex was made for mutuality between husband and wife, each has a responsibility to one another! Celebrating love, experiencing one another in a pleasurable way, producing children and bonding together is all sanctioned by God within HOLY MATRIMONY!

If you did not know it, there is a lot going on regarding sex in the Bible! The Word talks explicitly about the consequences of “sex outside of marriage.” The world says no problem! “Go for it.” Remember; “Think fire out of the fireplace!” It’s possible but dangerous! The Song of Solomon is a poignant, emotional, moving poetic drama about love. In intimate details King Solomon bears his soul to his lover and she to him. Here is a wonderful illustration that is often over looked putting sex and marriage in its proper place.

Although some even say it is a story of God’s love for the children of Israel being expressed in an Allegory? Others say it is a story of married love. But really it is both! God Loves us! He wants what is best for us! He does not want us ignorant in anyway. It is so good to know that we are saved by His GRACE! As you read consider thinking on this fact that GOD IS LOVE! You cannot turn back the hands of time. But you can go forward in the Lord! It is never too late to start living His way! “All have sinned and fallen short of the GLORY of GOD!”

As you stroll through the corridors of “The Song of Solomon” remember GOD LOVES YOU! Seriously think about committing or recommitting to living your life His way? Think about inviting Him into the messiness and allowing Him to show you and guide you. Through the gift of His Holy Spirit He can show you how to bring order, peace, patience, kindness, self control, happiness, joy and so much more to your marriage! You also have His Blessings on your marriage bed!

Love physically expressed is powerful between a husband and wife! It can be a conscious time to solidify your marriage and honor your vows! This allows your inner beauty to glow and shine forth, sensitivity and sincerity encompasses mutual fulfillment! Keep the romance going by adding embers to the flame of your marriage! Although it began at the altar it should continue on day by day! This helps to keep emotional walls from erecting that can become barriers in your marriage! Time is so precious. Tomorrow is not promised! Make sure you take time to nurture one another! The Song of Solomon honors marriage!

Let us sample a taste of what Solomon shares. This is from The Beloved!

“Let him Kiss me with the Kisses of his mouth

For your love is more delightful than wine.

Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;

Your name is like perfume poured out.

No wonder the maidens Love you!

Take me away with you, let us hurry!

Let the king bring me into his chambers..."

Solomon was the son of King David, he was chosen by God to build the Temple in Jerusalem. Solomon had bestowed upon him an extraordinary gift of wisdom. He wrote over (3,000) three thousand proverbs and (1,000) one thousand songs! The Song Of Solomon itself contains (7) seven poems! It gives a descriptive account about how they met. The engagement, the wedding and the procession, the actual wedding night as well as the marriage itself!

This refreshing romantic Book describes Solomon’s love for his bride in a way that captivates the refreshing and invigorating qualities that love brings forth! Although life can become very difficult at times; Marriage was meant to provide a committed partner to weather the storms of life! Your marriage should not consist of only major complaints, sorrows and problems. Nor should there be any physical, mental or emotional abuse! This is not what God intended! If your marriage needs to be refreshed, I pray this inspires you! Marriage should be a place where ultimate transparency, physical mutually satisfying intimacy between husband and wife can be shared! Coming together should be a time to lock all the trappings and disappointments of life out and invite in refreshing, excitement and reinforcing the cherished memories that brought you together!

The Song of Solomon says: “How beautiful are your sandaled feet, O princes daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman’s hands. Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Hesborn by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking towards Damascus. Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. How beautiful you are and how pleasing. O LOVE with your delights! Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit …”

As you mature your marriage should as well. It should age gracefully like a fine antique; they become more cherished and valuable with age. Cultures vary in their perceptions of lovemaking. There are some cultures that teach and encourage enhancing the physical lovemaking within marriage. There is a freedom that emerges when the couple together make their physical intimacy a priority. You become like "Epoxy" glue. Once the two components come together it is virtually impossible to separate! Love between a man and woman is priceless. Remember “GOD IS LOVE” and true love was meant to last through forever! It is not the same as what I call “Intoxicating Affections” that only mimic true love they do not last; but at some point will leave a residue of resentment! The key components of a great marriage is love, trust, mutual respect, understanding, devotion and commitment. When you say “I DO!” Remember, Loving committed marriages reflect God not domination and control! Your marriage should be a reflection of “How much you Love the Lord!” Remember no longer two but ONE. “What GOD has joined together let not man put asunder!” I hope you enjoy “THE SONG OF SOLOMON”!!!

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Hannah Ministries 7 years ago

Thanks for this HUB. you know when we were 'courting' we read this whole book together as a couple and studied it before the marriage day! We are 12 years happenly married! love

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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Beautifully written about the love of God and the church. There is complete bliss, no quarrel, dissension, just submission on the part of the church.

Your language is very nicely crafted and the pictures depict wonderful contentment.

Thank you for sharing. Peace.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Hannah Ministries, You are quite welcome! "The Song Of Solomon" really is a wonderful Book. What a beautiful memory you have to share together! God is so AWESOME! Thank you for stopping by and sharing, Blessings!

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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Lady D, for wonderful hub on Songs of Solomon and the truth about marriage and sex. Thank you so much for sharing. Gods continued blessings. creativeone59

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ecoggins 7 years ago from Corona, California

The Song of Solomon is a wonderful book of love and passion. Thank you for posting this hub.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Einron, Thank you for your kind words! The Song of Solomon has such beautiful passages of poetic Scripture! It reassures us of God's Love for His CHURCH and his desire for us to have enjoyable committed marriages as well! Thank you again for stopping by and sharing your lovely comments, Peace and Blesssings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone, Thank you for sharing your thoughtful comments of encouragement. You are quite welcome! In His Love, Peace & Blessings!

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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

Thank you for sharing. Indeed, the book of Solomon remains the greatest book in the old testament. I love it, the songs, the love songs. Solomon was a great man. When he had opportunity of requesting for money and riches, he requested for wisdom; knowing fully well that wisdom brings riches and all that come with it. Nice hub. Thanks for sharing and remain blessed with wisdom.

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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

"The key components of a great marriage is love, trust, mutual respect, understanding, devotion and commitment. When you say “I DO!” Remember, Loving committed marriages reflect God not domination and control! Your marriage should be a reflection of “How much you Love the Lord!” Remember no longer two but ONE. “What GOD has joined together let not man put asunder!” I hope you enjoy “THE SONG OF SOLOMON”!!!"

I do enjoy The Song Of Solomon. I love its poetry, lyrical expressions, and celebration of God's most precious gift to humanity, LOVE. Your synopsis, in combination with your wonderful creative writing ability, gives tribute to God's true love for us and to the ardent and unjaded eroticism of human love sanctified by union.

Thank you for sharing!!

Forever His

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Ecoggins, Yes, It really is a Wonderful Book! You are quite welcome! Thank you for taking the time to stop by, Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Philipo, You are quite welcome! Thank you for encouraging me to write more on this subject... It really is important!

There is much to be learned from Solomon. God truly gifted Him! Thank you for taking time to visit and share your thoughtful comments! Peace & Blessings!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Rev Lady, The "Song of Solomon" truly is a marvelous Book!

Thank you for sharing your most welcomed constructive edifying comments, God is so worthy! It brings much security when you know you are Loved by Our Father!

Thank you again I am humbled by your compliments! God truly is LOVE! Solomon so wonderfully expresses that Love and how beautiful it is when expressed within the boundaries of marriage. Thank you again for visiting and sharing, Love, Peace & Blessings!

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drpastorcarlotta 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

DeBorrah, you always fill us with GOD'S WORD!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, you are truly a woman of God!! Thank you for being my friend!!!! Much love!

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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia

Thank you for sharing the "Song of Solomon" I can learn a lot from this hub and had deeper understanding about this book. God Bless You ! Happy New Year.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Drpastorcarlotta, Thank You SO MUCH!!! May the Lord continue to shower HIS BLESSINGS on you! MUCH LOVE TO YOU AS WELL! Thank you my friend for being you!!! PRAYING YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR IN 2010!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Febriedethan, You are quite welcome! "Song of Solomon" really is a "BEAUTIFUL" wonderful Book! I am excited that this is helpful! I know that you will enjoy reading it many times! Thank you for visiting and please do come again! Peace, Happiness & Blessings! HAPPY NEW YEAR

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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

DeBorrah K-

This is a beautiful hub-and might I add my 20 year old son is raving about it;he loves 'The Song Of Solomon'and has just recited a substantial part of it!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Itakins, Thank you so much! I am so pleased and impressed about your son! How inspiring it is so wonderful! It really speaks well of YOU and the way you have raised him to acquire a taste and appreciation for the WORD! You are a great Mother what beautiful open communication you share! You have made my day! Thank you as always, Peace & Blessings!

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habee 7 years ago from Georgia

Beautifully written hub! Song of Solomon has always been one of my favorite books of the Bible.

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Habee, Thank You! Great! The Song of Solomon really is wonderful! Don't forget it when you visit Amelia Island! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!

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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

This is lovely and I like the way you explained the Book of Solomon. Some people just pick out some "love verses" from Solomon and start debating why such verses are in the HOLY Bible. lol.

Nice pics too. I think I the one below is probably you. It's a beautiful photo.

Best Wishes. :)

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Lady E, I am glad that you enjoyed this... It really is such a wonderful Book! It just further demonstrates the depth of the many fascinating facets of life that are in the Bible!

Thank You! Yes, this is the love of my life! You are so observant, although it is a couple of years ago... Thank you for sharing as always its a pleasure, Much love & Blessings!

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no body 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

The Song Of Solomon should be read by every couple married or unmarried to see the depth of love that is marriage. The first thing the enemy did was to separate spirituality from marriage and then separate love from sex. Men and women even in the church think that pornography practiced alone as well as masturbation does not effect the marriage but it does. The physical love element in marriage is holy and prayer and blessing are required in the bedroom. Another great hub from a great teacher. Love ya DeB

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Nobody, I so agree it is such a WONDERFUL read! The enemy always seeks to pervert, divide and separate, this is how he gets a stronghold... God's Blessing and prayer in the bedroom are Key to intimate, mutually satisfying and fulfilling expressive love making... Bob, The marriage bed is undefiled "Acknowledge Him in ALL thy ways and HE WILL direct your path..." Much Love & Blessings!

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Vickie Sloderbeck 6 years ago from south of Atlanta

DeBorrah, your hub is also about one of my favorite subjects--God's design for sex in marriage.

Having taught classes at church with my husband for several years about this book in Scripture, I will tell you that it is a book cloaked in poetry so that a little child can pick up a Bible, read from its pages, and not be harmed by the words found there. However, it does take some study to find out what the words literally mean. They are incredibly erotic! And it's always fun to watch the lightbulbs go off for married couples as they discover just how "pro sex" God really is!

I applaud your efforts in proclaiming God's gift of sex for marriage and it's good to meet a fellow cheerleader.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Vickie Sloderbeck, The Song of Solomon is a wonderful book! It really is quite dimensional. You are so right a child can read it! Yet when one goes deeper there is an "erotic" intimacy that can enhance a couples physical relationship. God really is "pro sex" between husband & wife...

Thank you for sharing and let's keep proclaiming the beauty of Marriage God's way! Blessings!

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Greenlily 6 years ago from Philippines

Beautiful content and beautiful photos as well Ms. DeBorrah! Thumbs up for you!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Greenlily, Thank You! So nice of you to stop by and share! Please do come again! In His love, Peace & Blessings!

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r-o-y 6 years ago

I read your article on King Solomon and love,I would caution to be careful how you use the word of God in regards to Solomon's love life.The very women he was making love to was an abomination before the God of The bible you been qouting.For making love to these women, and building temples, and worshiping these other gods, God was angry and ripped the kingdom from him. the wise lover became one of the most follish man to walk the earth. Read(1Kings 11:1)

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

r-o-y, The Word of God is where on learns about Solomon and His life. Solomon all throughout the Proverbs shares His God given wisdom. It is here he shares the benefits of applying the Word of God as well as the folly of doing otherwise...

The Bible teaches us that Solomon was the wisest and richest man that ever lived. His words of wisdom continue to teach us as he candidly shares the benefits as well as the pitfalls of not obeying the Lord….

The Bible is the inspired Word of God! The Song of Solomon is inclusive of that Word. It is about love, commitment and devotion which is the key to any great relationship. Our marriages should be reflective of the poetic love shared in this marvelous book… It is in this context I have shared this wonderful poetic book! I invite you to read my ongoing series of the Proverbs as well... Thank you for stopping by to share, In His Love, Peace & Blessings!

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ANGie97 6 years ago

Thank you for this Hub! It was a great ministry to my heart, and I really needed to be reminded of God's plan for sex INSIDE the boundaries of marriage. :D

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

ANGie97, Be encouraged! So glad this was helpful! God WILL supply "ALL our needs according to HIS riches in Christ JESUS!" ALL HIS PROMISES ARE TRUE! Thank you for taking time to stop by and share! Please do come again! In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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thomasczech 5 years ago from Canada

Great Hub, very nice. Vote up :)

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 5 years ago Author

thomasczech, Thank You! & God Bless You! Please do stop by again to share, Peace & Blessings!

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