An Invitation To Intimacy
By: Dr. Millard B. Box
Illustrating the maturing of the bride of Christ revealed in Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon, with as much symbolism as the Book of Revelation, is veiled in language understood only by the one whose spirit loves and seeks the Lord. It is taught only, as all Scripture, by the Author, the Holy Spirit, to your spirit first. Otherwise, Song of Solomon becomes doctrinal, historical, poetical, or even carnal.
God owns everything, but He does not possess everything, even many of His own. He has bought them with His blood, but they are not possessed of Him. The intent of this book is for us to see a picture of the Master as our Bridegroom and for us to love Him more each moment as we mature to be His Bride.
“Draw me” should be our prayer, as it was the Shulamite lady’s. Cry out to Him, “Overcome me and my wants and desires. Overcome my pride and my egotism. Overcome my flesh, and draw me to Yourself, O beautiful Bridegroom of the church.” We have read of the King of kings, of the Lord of lords, and of the Holy of Holies. Come now and bask in the wonder of the Song of Songs.
Dr. Millard B. Box, at the age of 98, has refused to retire. He has been preaching for 82 years, with 40 years as a Southern Baptist pastor.
Robust and healthy at his age, he is an encouraging figure for an example of the truth of his book, The Power of the Older Christian. Written over 20 years ago, this book is an encouragement to young and old alike. You will be touched by the wisdom and experience gained by this man from over eight decades of service to his Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Box travels both in the United States and foreign countries upon invitation. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Fairhope, Alabama, USA.