He has brought me to the banquet hall;
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â his banner raised over me is love.Â
Song of Solomon 2:4 (CEV & NIV)
Today in the DAB we began the Song of Solomon. Penned by King Solomon and also known as the “Song of Songs”, it can be understood through various lenses – expressing initmacy between two lovers; an expression of God’s passionate love for Israel; and/or Christ’s passionate love for His bride, the church.
In corporate worship we often focus on the transcendent attributes of God as majestic, holy, “high and lifted up”.
These sections of scriptureÂ also affirm God’s attributes of imminence – His passionate desire for personal, relationalÂ intimacy with you and me.
“His Banner” is a symbol of God’s loving protection.
So, revere God, but don’t be “afraid” of Him. Draw nearÂ to Him, come close to Him.
About This Series:Â A daily â€œworship ritualâ€ I practice is to listen toÂ The Daily Audio Bible podcast, take a photo of the morning sky, find a meaningful scripture or quote (usually from the DAB), and share it on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter.
In this series of Â blog posts, I go a little deeper andÂ share a worship related Â devotional thought. Please comment and share! The Lord bless you.