The Riddle of the HOT Song!

Caution: I’m giving this post a PG-13 ESRB rating for sexual references.

In Part 4 of my series on Religion Vs. Relationship, I used the sexual intimacy between a man and wife as a metaphor for the level of intimacy possible with God. In that post I included a couple of seemingly irrelevant images along with both the riddle-hint “It’s wisdom from a HOT song”, and the promise that I would explain further in the near future.

So, as promised, here’s the answer:

Both images are references to surprisingly erotic imagery in the Song of Solomon, the most romantic book in the Bible.

In both 4:5 and 7:3, Solomon compares the breasts of his bride to twin fawns of a gazelle, thus the picture of the fawns.

Then, in 1:13, the Shulamite conveys a very intimate image of her beloved being like a bundle of myrrh lying all night between her breasts. This was the best non-pornographic but still erotic representation of that verse I could find: a fully-clothed woman with a pendant on the outside of her top resting between her breasts.

Obviously I’m not implying that our intimacy with God is a physical/sexual thing. I am merely pointing out that this level of physical intimacy serves as a metaphor for a level of initmacy with God that few of us ever attain.

I’m striving for as intimate of a relationship with God as possible.

How about you?


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2 Comments

  1. Your post reminded me of a time I was in a second-hand bookshop and, talking to the proprietor, he jokingly said that he didn’t like the bible because there was no sex in it. I told him that he should read Song of Songs. 😀

    I believe that our relationship with God can be experienced in many different ways – father, mother, friend and lover too, in the most sacred, respected and intimate sense.

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    1. If he took you up on your suggestion I’ll bet his jaw hit the floor! I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall to see that!

      And stay tuned. You’ll be seeing a couple of those other relational analogies for our relationship with God in future posts on the series. I may not touch on the mother analogy in this particular series, but yes, I do know of Bible verses for that as well, even though that aspect of His nature is a little more obscure. I’m impressed with your understanding.

      Thanks for the comment!

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