The Strength of Love

Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.
Song of Songs 8:7 (NLT)

Song of Songs or Song of Solomon is a romantic book of the Bible. Charles Swindoll describes Song of Solomon here. He writes how it is a poem of the beauty of a marriage relationship, which is increasing in depth. Also, some see it as a relationship between God and His people, in a more general way.

The first half of the PerspectiVerse is intense. The fact that this love is so strong.

The word used for love is ahabah : love (noun) [Strong’s #160)

Original Word: אַהֲבָה

Transliteration: ahabah
Phonetic Spelling: (a-hab-aw)
Short Definition: love

This morning, the Lord spoke to me of this love. That, when there is truly love…it will stand. How strong is this force of love? We see God’s love so powerful and strong. Many know the verses: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,k neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

The strength of love … is it in .. faithfulness? We see “faithful love” often in the Word. The faithfulness of God’s love is spoken of many times in the Bible. And may you have the power[strength] to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.  (Deuteronomy 7:9)

 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in God’s faithful for ever and ever. (Psalm 52:8)

 But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth. (Psalm 86:15)

 In Your abundant, faithful loveGod, answer me with Your sure salvation.  O God,
because of your great loyal love, answer me with your faithful deliverance! (Psalm 69:13)

A list of the meanings of Faithfulness (Merriam-Webster)

1.   obsolete :  full of faith
2:  steadfast in affection or allegiance :  loyal
3:  firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty :  conscientious
4:  given with strong assurance :  binding faithful promise>
5:  true to the facts, to a standard, or to an original faithful copy>

Faithful love. Faith meaning loyal … wow! A fullness of Loyalty. .. imagine .. marriages that are full of loyalty. I am honored to say that I have some examples of this, even in my own parents.

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledgethat you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)

Again, Verse 19 in the NLT translation : May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Whoa!

My husband (Adrian) and I have been finding a depth in our marriage that we had not known before. All the things that we have been through, are coming to completion, in terms of our understanding and ability to communicate with each other. I love him .. and I can only say, that I hope you too would have vision for the kind of love that we see in the PerspectiVerse.

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us (Listen Here)
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

So true is it… that His love is faithful. His faithfulness and love surpass our ability to understand. As Jesus said:
“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”

God. I seek Your face. Your faithfulness, in my life. I seek Your Faithful grace and LOVE. Thank you! I receive it. Thanks for Your patience with me. I am in awe.

3 thoughts on “The Strength of Love

  1. tsizzles says:

    He is indeed the very Existence, Epitome, and Expression of love. I’m reminded of 1 John 4:8:
    Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

    As well as ! Corinthians 13:13- And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    Loyalty, Integrity, Honour and Faithfulness can only be understood, demonstrated and experienced in full capacity through the very essence, nature and spirit that is love. I love what a character said in one of my favourite romantic action movies, Stardust:

    You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional…

    Excellent piece, really enjoyed it. Perhaps a series could come out of this, no? This feels like the beginning of an extraordinary journey. Keep doing your thing.

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    • Harmony says:

      So awesome! It’s also passed through my mind, so I think the Holy Spirit has something planned #youconfirmedit . I guess I’ll have to pray about it ..and we can both #watchthisspace . 🙂

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