Sermons on the Song of Songs: Purity and Passion

Peter Barnes | Song of Songs 1-2

Purity  and  Passion
(Song  of  Songs  1-2)

G.  K.  Chesterton:  ‘The  first  two  facts  which  a  healthy  boy  or  girl  feels  about  sex  are  these:  first  that  it  is  beautiful  and  then  that  it  is  dangerous.’

1. A  love  song  or  a  typological  picture  of  Christ  and  the  Church?

– like  Ephesians 5:22-33?  (Bernard  of  Clairvaux,  Spurgeon,  Hudson  Taylor)

– this  breaks  down  (e.g. 1:13);  see  Gen.1:28;  Proverbs 5:15-20;  Romans 1:26-27

2. The  lover  yearns  to  be  with  the  beloved.

– 1:2-4, 7; 2:3-6, 10-13

– Gen.26:8-9

3. The  lover  sees  the  beloved  as  beautiful.

– 1:5-6, 8-11, 15;  2:1-2, 8-9

4. Love  belongs  where  God  placed  it.

– 2:7;  beware  2:15

– restraint  until  marriage  is  good;  there  are  issues  of  maturity  and  purity

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