Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is better than wine.~Song of Solomon 1:2 NKJV
What’s in a kiss? Divine love is in a kiss if it’s from your Bridegroom Jesus Christ.
Let’s be honest–most of us have the same bewildering feelings as I have when we read the opening lines of Song of Solomon. When I got to the words, “Let him kiss me,” I closed the book and said, “Later, God.” I could not fathom receiving a kiss from my Savior, even though I could clearly see He was the Bridegroom of Scene One in this biblical vignette.
My quandary–if this was a sexual kiss, I did not want to receive it. Let me assure you it is not. Everything within Song of Solomon is intended to be taken as an allegorical representation of the spiritual realm. The main characters in this vignette are the Bride of Christ–that’s us–and the Bridegroom Jesus Christ, whose stage names are Love and Beloved Solomon.
Song of Solomon is an often-misunderstood book and rarely read because we don’t know how to interpret its passionate phrases and subject matter. If we do read it, we pass it off as being useful for marriages, but nothing else. Or we try to ignore the book altogether. That’s what I did at first. But I was doing a cover-to-cover Bible read-through, and Song of Solomon was smack-dab in the middle.
I believe Song of Solomon is centrally located because the divine love of Christ is something God wants to make sure we receive. As an allegory, we can receive spiritual truths that our Beloved Bridegroom cannot express with ordinary language. This allegory is similar to Jesus’ use of parables.
This slender vignette kept wooing me to look deeper. Once I realized it was an allegory, I was drawn to discover the message Song of Solomon contains. And, once I experienced the divine love of my Bridegroom Jesus Christ, I was changed forever. You too can experience the divine kiss of your Bridegroom that He imparts in the spiritual realm when you meet Him through prayer.
Friend, you truly are the Bride and Jesus Christ truly is the Bridegroom of this biblical vignette. Step into the vignette as if you are an actor on the stage, and receive the deep, wide, and vast love of your Beloved Jesus Christ. This vignette is a gift to you, His Bride.
Oh, there’s so much to share, but I want to leave you with one blessed truth. Notice that you have a name. Your Bridegroom loves you so much He calls you “Love,” which means wife or bride. The promise of His love is secure, and you, Bride of Christ, belong to your Beloved. Rest in His love for you, receive His peace, and your bridal name.
Does knowing this Song of Solomon is an allegory of spiritual truths change how you view the vignette?
Lord Jesus, thank You that You are my Bridegroom and I am Your bride whom You call “Love.”
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