The Song of Solomon teaches that intimacy within marriage is received with thanksgiving, as all of God’s created gifts should be. Here right love is rightly exalted. Here desire and the fulfillment of that desire are celebrated.
It is sometimes difficult for a modern person, who associates love with uncontrollable feelings, to understand how the Bible can command love of God, neighbors, even enemies. But in the Bible the many terms translated as “love” do not refer primarily to feelings.
In Ephesians 2 Paul takes us down to the Death Valley of the Soul and then up to “the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” The journey’s contrast will enhance our appreciation for what we have in Christ and will influence the way we live.
If you have ever experienced the glory of God, you know that nothing else will ever satisfy your soul like God. And like Isaiah, we want this joy, not just for ourselves, but for others... even when it seems no one is listening.
In Ephesians 1, Paul invites us into the very throne room of God as he shows us the blessings God has stored up for us in his treasure house - blessings we already fully possess if we belong to Jesus Christ