August 7, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the fifth chapter of Ephesians and the last two chapters of Song of Solomon.

August 7: Ephesians 5, Song of Solomon 7, Song of Solomon 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Ephesians 5, Paul gives good advice:Walk in love, walk in light, and walk in wisdom, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” Then Paul gives Godly advice on marriage  and likens it to the relationship between Christ and the church.

Song of Solomon 7 is full of expressions of praise.

Song of Solomon 8. And so is love renewed in Lebanon. This shows that God’s love is complete, and does indeed include the sensual. This too is the gift of God.