Yesterday I was reading a book and it quoted these verses and it struck me… look at what the bible says men and woman want from each other…
- What a MAN finds attractive in a woman from the Song of Songs (this post)
- What a WOMAN finds attractive in a man from the Song of Songs
Let’s take a look at God’s own writings – what does a man desire in a woman?
4 You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
as lovely as Jerusalem,
as majestic as troops with banners.
5 Turn your eyes from me;
they overwhelm me.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
descending from Gilead.
6 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep
coming up from the washing.
Each has its twin,
not one of them is missing.
7 Your temples behind your veil
are like the halves of a pomegranate.
8 Sixty queens there may be,
and eighty concubines,
and virgins beyond number;
9 but my dove, my perfect one, is unique,
the only daughter of her mother,
the favorite of the one who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines praised her.
10 Who is this that appears like the dawn,
fair as the moon, bright as the sun,
majestic as the stars in procession?
– Song of Songs 6:4-10
Nothing in there about strength at all.
It’s all about the effect she has on Him… her hair flowing down, her alluring eyes, her clean white teeth. He sees her as unique, perfect, her mother’s favourite, blessed.
MTV videos teach women that their strength is their body and they need to offer raunchy sex to a man. It’s a very crude version of God’s truth.
Her body, her eyes, the ways she looks does affect him. Definitely. But what a man is looking for in a woman is more than just the promise of sex, but it’s so much more than that. She should be his alone.