The Lover and the Beloved (2)

When we remain in the love of Christ, sin and death can no longer access us. This is because, ‘the one who was born of God keeps him safe and the evil one cannot harm him’ (1 John 5:18). Likewise, the King tells the maiden, ‘You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; … Continue reading The Lover and the Beloved (2)

The Lover and the Beloved

King Solomon had ‘seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines’ (1 Kings 11:3). In matters of the heart, King Solomon was not lacking, or was he? Nehemiah observes, ‘Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. … Continue reading The Lover and the Beloved