Thursday, October 10, 2002

Well, Grudem inspired me to read the Song of Songs, so I did. I'm thinking there is more here than meets the eye. Now, it is most certainly a love poem--duh! But since both Old and New Testaments use the marriage relationship as an analogy for believers' relationship with Yahweh... I'm doing some more reading.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

As I read Grudem’s Systematic Theology this morning, I came across a shocking idea. Grudem likens our grieving the Holy Spirit (I Thess. 5:19) to the woman’s slow response to her lover at the door in the Song of Solomon (5:3, 6). For years, I have read the verse in First Thessalonians and have nodded my head in agreement. For the first time, I was stopped in my tracks. Somehow, this analogy struck home. I guess I need to ask myself: If God is the lover of my soul, how did I think he would respond when I considered my own comfort more important than letting him in?

Monday, October 07, 2002

I think I am beginning to realize that Mondays are not good blogging days. Too much to think about? Too much to do? Out of practice? Who knows...