“Many waters cannot quench love, nor will rivers overflow it; if a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly despised.” Song of Solomon 8:7 NASB
Those who have never experienced true love cannot imagine its power. Sometimes people who truly walk in love are considered as weaklings by those who have no idea a out it. Love is so powerful that Solomon said that it is “as strong as death.” It is not mere emotion but much deeper, cutting to the core of our being. It consumes us, body, soul, and spirit.
Many emotions seem similar to love. Admiration. Friendship. Interest. Lust. But true love strikes deeper. It cannot be extinguished or quenched, no matter how many waters may be thrown onto it. If entire rivers were to be redirected onto love they would not overflow. Love is also very priceless, it cannot be measured or counted. But the Bible tells us that “if a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly despised.” True love cannot be purchased. It is about heart and spirit. Our very lives. Things that money cannot buy.
The Bible tells us true love is not a passing feeling but an entirely new way of living. It is a byproduct not of human emotion but fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22). This Spirit-inspired love is patient and kind. Never jealous or arrogant. It “never fails.” Solomon may seem to have written about romantic love. But ultimately he described a love that can come only from God, the kind of love that He has for us, but also a picture of the kind of love we need to have for Him and for others. A love of passion and selfless devotion. Giving and not necessarily receiving. A love that consumes us. That changes our lives.
I Declare: I am loved by God by the kind of love that cannot be quenched or changed. Today I declare that nothing can separate me from the love the father has for me; not life nor dead, fame nor fortune, pain or gain. I am loved with an everlasting love.
Ignite Thought: Both love and God are misunderstood, as they are one and the same.