Royal Seal – SoS Saturday

Sharing today this post from Ben Nelson at Another Red Letter Day. May it help us remember how very much we are loved…..

Another Red Letter Day

Put me like a seal over your heart,
Like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy is as severe as Sheol;
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
The very flame of the LORD.

Song of Songs 8:6 NASB

As you may know, in the days of Solomon a seal was a mark of identification and ownership.

A seal acted as a signature for kings and nobles. They used wax seals to signify the authenticity of a document or artifact. A title-deed for example, or private communication,  after it’s writing, would be rolled or folded. Then the writer melted wax and the pressed his seal into the it. If the recipient found the seal broken, he knew that the communication was no longer secure.

The king’s army was the force behind the kings seal, and it was that force that would ensure the safety of the message, and…

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The Embrace of God

The Bride now emerging from the wilderness is learning one thing above all others:  what it means to lean on the Bridegroom.  To “lean on” means to shift our weight entirely to something else, wholly trusting that specific ‘something else’ to hold or carry us safely and securely.  We do this every time we sit … Continue reading The Embrace of God

The Flame

Song of Solomon 8:6,7  There is a Flame That burns intense, Unquenched By many dark waters, Fuelled by divine passion, Ceaseless, vehement, unspent   There is a Flame That burns ardent, Kindled by Love Himself Before Light danced In Eden’s garden, Or humanity drew breath   There is a Flame That burns transcendent, Of which … Continue reading The Flame