Let Him Kiss Me With Kisses

Song of Solomon 1:2, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.”

The Song of Solomon is love story about a King and his precious Shulamite.  The words of these eight chapters in God’s Holy Word records him telling of her beauty and his love for her. It also records her words and how much she loved and adored her “chiefest among ten thousand.”

In our study verse, we read how the Shulamite longed to experience her beloved’s love and care.  When she says, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth” she is longing for him to show his love for her. A simple touch of his lips against her cheek would suffice to give her assurance that his love for her was strong and enduring.

When the writer meditates upon these words, there is an ease for his mind to think about the love the Lord has for His children.  The Bible illustrates that love and relationship as a husband and wife (Ephesians 5:25; John 3:29).  And just as the Shulamite longed to be assured of Solomon’s love, so the children of God are comforted when the Lord manifests His great love for them and to them.

Throughout scripture, we read of the times the greater than Solomon showed His great, mighty and unending love for His precious family.  In the days of Joshua, the great I AM caused the sun to stand still (Joshua 10:10). In the days of Daniel, we read about the time the Lord “shut the lions’ mouths” (Daniel 6:22). In Matthew 2:2, after seeing “his star in the east”, the wise men came from afar to see the Lord.  Oh, how they must have travelled with excitement after the Lord showed them the star.  Their daily tasks became less of a focus as their minds were consumed with just being near Jesus Christ.  And as I ponder upon these amazing experiences of the children of God throughout the generations, I think about how Solomon’s Shulamite must have thought the world stood still when he looked her in the eyes;  I’m sure her mouth was closed and she was at a loss for words when in his presence; I’m confident the daily paths of her life became less important as her longing desire to be close to him must have burned in her heart. Maybe the reader can recall a similar experience when you spent time with what would be your future husband/wife.  I can recall feeling like time stopped when Sis Jennifer looked at me with her pretty blue eyes; I remember quite well how the words of my mouth failed me in nervousness, as I listened to her talk; and I remember forgetting about so much in the world as I just wanted to be close to her.  But my experience with Sis Jennifer, no matter how much I treasure it in my heart, pales in comparison to the Lord and His precious bride (the family of God).

Dear child of grace, has the Lord done great things for you in your life?  Can you think back on days and times when you felt the Lord, in His providential love and care, did something for you?  What happened? The truth? He kissed you with the kisses of His mouth.  That’s not when the Lord began to love you (the Lord loved you before the foundation of the world and manifested His love for you in a mighty way by giving His life for you on the cross, Ephesians 1:4; Romans 5:8). Yet, here in this temporal world, the Lord shows His love for you and every time He does, it should cause us to long for more time and fellowship with Him. “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth.”  Amen!

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