BDBD is SOS 8:6-7

Love is...

Three truths about love are divulged.

1) Love is as strong as death.

2) Love’s intense devotion (jealousy) is as unyielding (overpowering) as the grave.

3) Love burns like a blazing fire. Love is the most invincible force in human existence.

The maiden asked her king Lover to place her like a seal over his heart (6). The reason for this is because she knew that love is the most invulnerable and indomitable emotion humans can have.

The love between a woman and a man when they are bonded by the Spirit of God cannot be broken. Though other emotions and selfishness interfere with the way we can express love, the emotion itself is the most intense force spiritually bonded spouses can ever experience in this life.

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16) “Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (John 4:21)

Love is a noun and a verb. Love is real and is expressed. Love cannot be contained in the heart. Love is always expressed in positive, righteousness, and good.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…” (1 Corinthians 13:4–8)

Love is perfect. (1 Corinthians 13:10). Love is holy for God, the source of love is holy, holy, holy. Love does not corrode, spoil, or fade.

The problem for fallen mankind and expressing love is that we are not holy until God makes us holy through Jesus. The first installment is change comes from faith in what he did on the cross and love for him. The final installment will be when he comes again.

The Beloved asks, “Place me like a seal over your heart.” The final and always to be repeated act.