Origins and purposes of LOVE
Song of Solomon 1-4/Mark 1-3
1:1-4 This is Solomon’s song of songs, more wonderful than any other. Young Woman: Kiss me again and again, for your love is sweeter than wine. How fragrant your cologne, and how pleasing your name! No wonder all the young women love you! Take me with you. Come, lets run! Bring me into your bedroom, O my king.
2:18-22 John’s disciples and the Pharisees sometimes fasted. One day some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why do John’s disciples and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while they are with the groom. But someday he will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. And who would patch an old garment with unshrunk cloth? For the new patch shrinks and pulls away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger hole than before. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. The wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine needs new wineskins.”
OT Flash Points
Longings and musings of love
Bride and Groom wooing each other
NT Flash Points
The Groom is coming!
Wooing His Bride
Mark’s fast-track version
Proof He is able to forgive sin
Sick people are the ones who need a doctor
Fast while with the Groom? No way!
Sew new patch on old garment? NO!
New wine in old wineskins? NO!
12 chosen, made new and poured full of Living, Fresh Spirit