Hello everyone! I hope that you are all doing great! I’m deeply grateful to God to share with you a new piece called « The Taste of Your Lips ».
It is a musical contemplation of Biblical Sexuality and its importance. As many of you come from different backgrounds, I will try to share my thoughts in a simple way. (I will write a second part down below if you want to investigate the topic more). Pardon me, it is far from perfect, but I hope you catch the thought behind!
Disclaimer : Here, I only share the Biblical Ideal of sexuality. I will only stick to Scriptures. If you aren’t aware of theology, you might think, for instance, that the catholic theology is identical to the Biblical one. Both are different — even though they share identical teachings. That is why I only stick to the Original framework, so that we can all have the same foundation while studying it.
Disclaimer II : I’m not saying, that, if this description doesn’t match your life, your love isn’t true or sincere! The purpose — if it resonates with someone — is to encourage everyone to aim for a higher standard of sexuality.
Sexuality — according to Scriptures — is incredibly important. It is for many reasons. There is a whole book in the Bible, glorifying the very act of falling in love and making love. It is called, « The Song of Songs », (written by Solomon, the son of King David, the one that slayed Goliath). It is crucial for the reason that it was intended and created by God — both for pleasure and for having children.
It is this considerable that God desires to protect it with Marriage, I will explain later. I have found that, there is a whole level of sacredness, meaning and depth — regarding it — that cannot be found anywhere in the secular world but in Scriptures.
New layers, that takes sexuality to a whole new dimension of appreciation and beauty. The main layers can be resumed as such : origin — meaning — sacredness — structure. If sexuality is from God, you automatically have foundation for it: «Origin ». If God made it , then He did it for a reason, so you by default have « Meaning ». If God created sexuality then you also have «Sacredness», for the reason that God is the Ultimate Being. And finally, if God made it, He must have given «Structure» to make it full.
Aren’t we amazed when we see a beautiful painting? We already are in that very basic stage. Now imagine that the painter comes next to us and start to explain the meaning out of it : the choice of that or this color, the shades achieved here and there, or that human expression hidden in the background, wouldn’t we be more amazed? Now that we understand the painting fully, our pleasure increase. It is the exact same thing with Biblical Sexuality. There is a time of understanding that unlocks this level of appreciation and pleasure.
I mentioned marriage and protection above, because it is connected to two other spiritual layers that are not well known. For the first one, God says that, when we make love, we become one with the person — not only physically, but spiritually. Not metaphorically — but in reality — and it can become a great danger. God wants us to become one with one person only, and not many.
It says for instance, that if one makes love with a prostitute, the person becomes the prostitute. That is why the Bible is against the practice of «Fornication », not to make us miserable, not to irritate us, not to private us, but to elevate us and avoid us great dangers. Source. I underlined a spiritual layer here, but we already know from a natural perspective that it also avoids us a great deal of sickness or diseases. Marriage sets automatically a high standart in making your choice and act like a protection from non-serious persons.
The second one is the most important layer of all. It symbolizes the whole purpose of Salvation achieved by The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Jesus calls — all the one that believes in Him — His bride. God wants us — not only as children — but as bride. God Himself is searching a Spouse to marry and to become one with! That is why the union between a man and a woman has infinite depth, once you see it as God sees it. The very purpose of it reveals the greatest desire of God’s heart!
God’s plan for mankind is to find one life-long perfect husband or wife. (I mean by perfect, someone that fits you well, and vice-versa). And within that structured relationship constant, protected and beautiful sexuality, lived in fullness.
That’ the purpose of the track, to embrace it with all your heart, and to not despite it, to not private yourself from it, to not see it as unholy or ungodly. In that second part, I will let the Bible speaks so that you can catch the intensity intended.
In the Bible, In the book of Proverbs, written by Solomon, it goes : « May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. ». Source
See only here — how much the physical is important — and the intensity described with the following expressions :
1) « be intoxicated with her love ». The Hebrew word for « intoxicated » is « shagah » which means « to wander » in her love. It also has a meaning of «wandering in drunkness». Source
2) « May her breasts satisfy you always » The Hebrew word for « satisfy » is : « ravah » which means : to be drunk, to saturate, to drink in full. In another term, to be drunk of sexuality with your wife. That’s the intensity presented in Scriptures. Source
3) Obverve the words « always» and « ever be», demonstrating how constant sexuality must be within the married couple!
In the Book of « Songs of Songs », it goes:
« How fair and pleasant you are, O love, with your delights! Your stature is like a palm tree, your breasts are clusters of fruit. I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.”May your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the finest wine. Source
Another verse from the woman perspective :
« My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. ». Source
« Come into your garden, my love; taste its finest fruits. ». Source
Still in the Bible, Paul, discisple of Christ, talking about sexuality writes :
« Let the husband render unto the wife her due: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. » Source
« Defraud ye not one the other, except it be by consent for a season, that ye may give yourselves unto prayer, and may be together again, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency. » Source
Paul says that the couple should always practice their sexuality, and not to stop it, except for a time, if they both want to concentrate more intensely on praying and fasting.
« The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. » Source
What Paul is saying here is, If the woman has sexual needs, the husband should never private or frustrate her. And vice-versa, observe the intensity described here! How sexuality is important in the whole Bible!
Jesus-Christ says : « And the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. » Source