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Song of Solomon 8:4

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July 20th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Fornication, Marriage, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A2 Comments | Author:

Hi E____,

I got your text. Here is what I see in the scriptures on this subject.

That warning in Song of Solomon is actually given three times.

(Son 2:7 NKJV) I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up
nor awaken love Until it pleases.

(Son 3:5 NKJV) I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.

(Son 8:4 NKJV) I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.

The book of the Song of Solomon is about the passion and love between and husband and wife. It’s quite an erotic book describing physical intimacy, which is a shadow of the true intimacy we are to have with our bride, the Church.

(Eph 5:31 KJV) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
(Eph 5:32 KJV) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Love and intimacy outside of marriage is called fornication and is obviously sinful. This is the same thing as spiritually loving the world and the things in the world.

(1Jn 2:15 NKJV) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
(1Jn 2:16 NKJV) For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

We are not supposed to fornicate with the world spiritually, just as we are not to fornicate physically. Physical intimacy is reserved for marriage because of the way that it bonds two people together.

We are also given these warnings:

(Son 8:6 NKJV) Set me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame.

(Pro 4:23 KJV) Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

We should guard our hearts from the love of the world and reserve it for the true bride of Christ.

We should not share the deep things of the spirit with people in the world, because we should wait to sow our seed into our bride, the Church. We share some of the basic milk and see who is interested, which is like a courtship where we see who wants to get married. Then when we see someone’s desire to commit and really be faithful to Christ, we can get into the real meat of the word.

(Mat 7:6 NKJV) “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

We don’t expose our nakedness to just anyone, which is saved for our bride. In the same way, we don’t show people of the world all the intimate works Christ is working in us.

I hope this helps you,
Mitch

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  • Ty

    Again, most excellent teaching! “We should not share the deep things of the spirit with people in the
    world, because we should wait to sow our seed into our bride, the
    Church. We share some of the basic milk and see who is interested, which
    is like a courtship where we see who wants to get married. Then when we
    see someone’s desire to commit and really be faithful to Christ, we can
    get into the real meat of the word”.
    Never heard this said this way. Very enlightening! Thank you, Mitch!
    Kevin

  • MitchellKuhn

    You’re quite welcome!