I was watching Ghana Television (GTV; probably the worst station in recorded time) about a week ago when I saw Nurses on what was supposed to be an awareness march of some kind. They held placards that carried different messages. I was totally scandalized when I read the placard of the lead nurse. It read, “BREAST IS FOR BABIES NOT HUSBANDS”! I was shocked that authorities could allow this falsehood to be preached. When I pointed out that this was obviously wrong, I was met with strong resistance from a section of the public. I therefore decided to write this article to clear any lingering doubts.
For my source of reference I chose the one book majority of people are reluctant to challenge; The Holy Bible. I chose to make most of my arguments from the books written by the one who is regarded as the wisest man who ever lived; King Solomon. 1 Kings 4: 29-34 describes the full extent of Solomon’s wisdom.
King Solomon the Wise man that that he was left clues in his the three books that are attributed to him (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Songs of Solomon). In these books it is possible to deduce correctly who these beautiful orbs belong to.
First of all I would boldly state that these beautiful Orbs were created by a certain perfectionist we all love to call God. They are not the result of some random set of inexplicable coincidences. Man’s fascinations with these Orbs are not recent. Long ago Wise King Solomon paid glowing tributes to them. These tributes were deemed fit to be added to the Bible by theologians and Biblical scholars who translated and decided upon which books should make up this most holy of books.
In Song of Solomon 4:5
Your two Breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle among the lilies.
Song of Solomon 7:3
Your breasts are like two fawn, twins of a gazelle.
Song of Solomon 7:7
Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like cluster of fruit.
Song of Solomon 7:8
I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit”. May your breast be like the cluster of vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples
From these verses we notice that Breasts are described as gazelles, fruits and vines. Gazelles because of the grace and beauty they possess and vine because of their wonderfully intoxicating effects. These are obviously feeling that babies cannot experience. Vines are fruits that are sucked with great meditation which is in sharp contrast to the greedy approach babies have toward these objects of beauty.
“That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom."
In the verse above, the Bible clearly states that a woman's breast is a great source of comfort and admonishes men to suck them and gain great joy. The Bible particularly supports the sucking of 'bountiful' breasts.
In Proverbs 5: 17-19
17 – they are yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
18 – may your FOUNTAIN be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 – a loving doe, a graceful deer, MAY HER BREAST SATISFY YOU ALWAYS, may you ever be captivated by her love.
These verses are quite self explanatory. The Bible admonishes men to zealously guard and protect what is rightfully theirs, never to share them with stranger. Verse 19 is of uttermost importance. “MAY HER BREAST SATISFY YOU ALWAYS”, these words of wisdom say it all.
Out of the kindness of our hearts we men allow babies to use what is rightfully ours for a period. This should not be mistaken for a gift. It’s a loan which we take back when the time is right.
The Bible further says that women whose breasts are not well formed have difficulty getting men to marry.
In Songs of Solomon 8:8
We have a young sister whose breasts are not yet grown, what shall we do if she is to be spoken for (engaged)
The young sister in the passage is obviously matured enough for them to be considering her engagement. Her siblings are however quite worried because she has small breast for her age. This means men wouldn’t be attracted to her. This is a problem so serious they have to start thinking of a plan before the day arrives.
With all these points I believe I have proved beyond all reasonable and unreasonable doubts that the breasts of a woman are the bona fide property of her man. He may choose to lend them to a baby for a while but this doesn’t mean he forfeits ownership.
All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching…
November 19, 2009
picture credit: Efua Kwenua Acquaye
picture credit: Efua Kwenua Acquaye