Author Archives: Ben Nelson

About Ben Nelson

Jesus Lover, husband, dad, worshipper, writer, preacher. I love to see people activated in what God has created them to be.

3 Lessons for Church Leaders – SoS Saturday

Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth. Song of Songs 8:5 NASB In the Song, the mother figure points to the role of … Continue reading

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Coming Home – SoS Saturday

> Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning on her beloved? Beneath the apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth.

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Seasons and Seclusions – SoS Saturday

“I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases.” Song of Songs 8:4 NASB This couplet comes up three times in the Song. The first two times there is a … Continue reading

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Yoked – SoS Saturday

His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! Song of Songs 8:3 ESV We’ve seen this sentiment before. Our dear bride repeats her desire for her beloved’s embrace. At the beginning of her relationship with … Continue reading

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Innermost Chamber ~ SoS Saturday

I long to bring you to my innermost chamber— This holy sanctuary you have formed within me. O that I might carry you within me. I would give you the spiced wine of my love, This full cup of bliss … Continue reading

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House of My Mother ~ SoS Saturday

I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me;    Song of Songs 8:2 NASB These lines feel a little autobiographical to me. I was introduced to the faith at home … Continue reading

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Husband—Brother ~ SoS Saturday

I have to admit, before I turn the page and start Song of Songs 8, I was dawdling though chapter 7. Have you ever gotten near the end of a long book and not wanted it to end. For me … Continue reading

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Mandrakes – SoS Saturdays

The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and beside our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved. Song of Songs 7:13 ESV Mandrakes only appear twice in the Bible. … Continue reading

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Passion Expressed Through Ministry – SoS Saturday

Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love. Song of Songs 7:12 NASB … Continue reading

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Nurturing a Pastor’s Heart – SoS Saturday

Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages; let us go out early to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are … Continue reading

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