God is love and He loves us through Christ His Son. It can happen, even though we believe that, that we have difficulty receiving His love. A stubborn rock of condemnation persists where enjoyment should be. The Song of Songs promises to help us be loved and to love in return.
In the entire world there is nothing equal to the day on which the Song of Solomon was given to Israel. All the writings are holy but the Song of Songs is most holy.
Rabbi Akiva ben Joseph, 90 AD
Give me the makings of the songs and ballads of a nation and I will leave the laws to others.
There are some who would eliminate sex when they speak of love, supposing they are making it more holy. Others, when they think of sex, never think of love.
Hell is a black hole where the light of love goes to die.
The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
I have learned to love God who gave me such a sure way of knowing Him and left me not to the vain imaginations of my own sin-warped intellect.
Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
My life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the crucified.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)