Song of Solomon

1 Thessalonians 2:13-20

I want to focus this morning on verses 17-20 of Chapter 2.   But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way. For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will ...[Read More]

Song of Solomon: Love As Strong As Death

Love that is as strong as death. Unquenchable love. Burning love.  Love that cannot be bought at any price. That is our text this morning.  There are so many definitions of love! We use the word to describe food (I love BBQ) to styles (I love that dress on you) to patriotism (I love America). After time, it loses its meaning. A few years ago I took Carol to my old elementary school in Cincinnati a ...[Read More]

Song of Solomon: Little Foxes

Tradition has it this text is the romance between Solomon and his second wife, Naamah. His first wife from Egypt was basically a political maneuver when he was a young man and the only wife mentioned by name is his second who was an Ammonite, a foreigner and dark-skinned.   As well, as he had 700 wives and 300 concubines, I find it hard to believe he would have had the energy or creativity to comp ...[Read More]