God's Mixtape on Love
Song of Songs depicts three aspects of God's love for us:
1) True love demands uniqueness:
6:3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.
Just as God's love to us is unique, we are called to a unique love to Him and the Church that is prioritized above all other loves and affections.
2) True love sees perfection:
4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
Just as God's love to us sees perfection (unto our redemption) even though we cannot meet His criteria, we are also called to a love that establishes, benefits, and perfects those around us.
3) True love desires permanence:
8:6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.
Just as God's love lasts forever, we are to recognize that the love we are called to is meant to last forever, between God and us, and between our brothers and sisters in Christ.