Day 1

A Song of Love

from the reading plan

Song of Songs 1:1-2:7, Psalm 45:1-17, Isaiah 11:1, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

When it comes to keeping secrets, little kids are not to be trusted. I’ve learned never to tell our children the birthday or Christmas presents I got for my wife. They can’t help it; the secret erupts out of them.

Love is meant to burst out of us. In Song of Songs, we see love on high-definition display. There is no hidden love in this book. This is one of the first things we learn about love from the Song of Solomon: love isn’t meant to be a secret. Solomon sings of his love for his bride, and she returns with songs of love for her suitor. Love is supposed to rise to the surface, billowing from the heart, perfuming the way we speak, serve, and live.

Love is meant to be displayed. Love is something we do. As Paul shows us in 1 Corinthians 13, love is patient in the face of impatience. Love is kind when tempted toward anger. Love isn’t rude. Love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs done by your wife, kids, friends, or co-workers. Love is visible and active.

It isn’t unmanly to make our love known. We see God’s love for us in the cross of Jesus Christ: “God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus’ love for us is made known in His cross when Paul describes Him as “the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). In fact, Solomon and his bride aren’t the only ones moved to sing because of love. God sings over us. “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).

God doesn’t hide His love for us. Let’s not hide our love for Him. Let’s not hide our love for others. Let’s love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves. May it be with a love we’re unable to contain.

Written By J.A. Medders

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6 thoughts on "A Song of Love"

  1. Josh says:

    If God so loudly and radiantly loves us do we offer the same back?

    Can the same be said of spouses, families or of friends in how we are vocal about our love for them?

    Do my kids know without a doubt that I love them, does my wife know that? What about my parents or siblings.

  2. Alex Picklesimer says:

    Love is visible and active.
    To many times we tell people ” love you” as a see you later. We throw it around to much. If we as Chirst followers loved in a visible and active way we would see revival in our churches, in our schools, in our college campuses , our homes, our workplaces, and in our world.

  3. Daniel Malay says:

    Lord may I have a sacrificial love that is outgoing! I may seize every opportunity to show love, a love
    that is a reflection of Your nature

  4. Rob says:

    I have to be actively making steps toward declaring my love for God and my wife to God and my wife. No one else can do that for me. It should never be a secret.

  5. Billy B says:

    God help me make my love for you and others known. Don’t let me ever fake it or hide it.

    If I’m honest, I don’t often feel this sort of overflowing love for God. I hope you can help me love you and others like I should.

  6. Kevin says:

    God rejoices over our love. For real?! Wow! How incredible. The creator of the world REJOICES when we love. I picture the lord seeing love happen and him getting the biggest smile on his face and letting out a big WAHOOOOOO! like we would do when our team wins the national championship. It has got to be one of the coolest things to see, and I look forward to the day when God does that in front of me. I enjoy the day today where I get to imagine what that looks like. Wow.

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