Full text of Zac Poonen’s teaching on ‘Book of Song of Solomon’ which is part of the popular series called Through The Bible.
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Zac Poonen – Bible Teacher
Now we come to the third book that Solomon wrote, The Song of Songs, or Canticles as some people call it. And some people are embarrassed to read this book, but I believe that that is because we have got so many wrong ideas of the place of sex in marriage from the world.
This book, as I see it, basically teaches two things. The first is that the sexual relationship in marriage is essential. God created it and He said after creating it and telling Adam and Eve to multiply, He said it in Genesis 1: It is very good. And if God says it is very good, I don’t want to listen to any second opinion on the sexual function that God created and pronounced very good in Genesis chapter 1.
But we also see here, this is the first thing I am trying to emphasize, is that love must be coupled with that sexual relationship, otherwise it is not right. Any sexual relationship without love is demonic, satanic, belongs to hell. And that is unfortunately what we see a lot of in the world. That is completely evil.
You see, God has created something and the devil has misused it. God created the atom, but the devil can use it to make a bomb to destroy people. And whereas it can also be used to give electricity to a whole city. God created that from which dynamite is made. But you can use dynamite to kill people or you can use dynamite to blast a rock to build a foundation for a house.
Many things, a knife, a knife can be used to cut meat or vegetables, it can be used to kill a person. So what God has created sex can be used in a bad way or a good way like all the other things God has created. And we shouldn’t think that it is always bad, that a knife is always used only for evil purposes. No, a knife is a very useful instrument in a kitchen.