Looking For Love in All The Wrong Places

So I’m making an effort to explore and read parts of the bible that I’ve never really explored and where do I find inspiration? Above the headboard of my bed!

My wife and I picked this up from Hobby Lobby over a year ago and I never put much thought into it, other than ‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine’, until now.

Fellas, you want to woo a woman and be smooth and debonair? Forget Robert Frost, Percy Shelley, or William Shakespeare. Forget Justin Bieber, Blake Selton, or One Direction. Just go Old Testament on her!

That’s right, I said Old Testament.

Read Song of Songs (Solomon) which is not a long or difficult read.

It’s attributed, as the first verse states, to King Solomon but many scribes and historians believe it was written during a different time period. Some even believe that it may have been written by a woman or a number of different women.

If you need advice on how to woo a woman look no further than Chapter 4 which describes the beauty of a woman.

As a young man I looked to Ladies Love Cool James, a.k.a. LL Cool J, for guidance in his lyrics when spitting game. My father never told me I had the book of love (literally) in front of me the entire time.

In 2016, young men and women look to society and pop culture to guide them on where and how to find love. What is love and where can I get some of that magical stuff that makes people do strange things?

Ladies, want to know what to look for when searching for that elusive Love? This 10 minute read will remind you where the bar should be set. It’s not a high bar either but it’s a formula that’s worked for over 2000 years!

I’m going to encourage young people including my son and daughter to spend the 10 minutes, because that’s probably the most it takes, and read this chapter of the Bible.

I’ll end with this verse.

Chapter 8 Verse 7:

Deep waters* cannot quench love,
nor rivers sweep it away.
Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love,
he would be utterly despised.

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