* 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.
7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. (Song of Solomon 8:6,7 ESV)
Song. 8:6–7 for love. This represents the 1 Cor. 13:1–8 of the OT. Four qualities of love appear: 1) love is unyielding in marriage, as death is to life; 2) love is intense like the brightest flame, perhaps as bright as the glory of the Lord; 3) love is invincible or unquenchable, even when flooded by difficulty; and 4) love is so priceless that it cannot be bought, only given away.- MacArthur Study Bible
Barnes’ Notes: (a) Love is here regarded as an universal power, an elemental principle of all true being, alone able to cope with the two eternal foes of God and man, Death and his kingdom. “For strong as death is love, Tenacious as Sheol is jealousy.” “Jealousy” is here another term for “love,” expressing the inexorable force and ardor of this affection, which can neither yield nor share possession of its object, and is identified in the mind of the sacred writer with divine or true life. (b) He goes on to describe it as an all-pervading Fire, kindled by the Eternal One, and partaking of His essence: “Its brands are brands of fire, A lightning-flash from Jah.”
* “If we have given our lives to the purpose of reflecting God’s character and commitments, then in our marriage vows we promise God that we will live for the other person. God does not make his love conditional on the way we feel about him, on how we treat him, or on whether we have failed him. Thus neither the cooling of our affections for another, nor the heat of stress with that person excuses us from our marriage commitments. We live for another because we have committed ourselves to living for the God who requires it. We love another because we promised the God we love that we would.” – Dr. Bryan Chapell Each For the Other
I love you, little mommy.