Song of Solomon

I was in the car a couple of months ago with a few girls from the Campus Crusade, and they were talking about the Bible and how each one reads it differently.  Some said when they were younger, they tried to read through the whole Bible from front to back in a year.  Most were not able to finish it, but some of their reasoning was surrounded by what Song of Solomon was all about.  They hoped it was just for married people and giggled about some of the things that were in the book. They also brought up the point that they had never heard of a Pastor preaching about Song of Solomon and no one really teaches that until marriage.  Pastor Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill Church, has a series on the Book of the Bible which I think is very insightful.  Tommy Nelson, Who is the Pastor at Denton Bible Church in Denton Texas, Also has an eight section series about Song of Solomon as well.  You can also go to the website as well to get more information about this book.

I do believe that the book of Song of Solomon is directed Towards Married couples, but I also think it is helpful for Singles and those looking toward marriage and love, to see What God says about it and how he wants us to handle this delecate situation called Love and Marriage.  I also believe that this book is talking about our relationship with Jesus, as we are his Church and bride and he is the bridesgroom. Here are some of the sections of sermons that Driscoll talked about: Let Him Kiss Me 26:00 minutes in;  The Little Foxes 8:00 minutes in; and Into The Fields 0:01-7:30.  You can read this through-out the Bible, but I wanted to share with you a devotion from Morning and Evening, by C.H. Spurgeon.  The morning of March 20th:

‘My bleoved’

Song of Solomon 2:8

This was a golden name which the ancient Church in her most joyous moments was wont to give to the Anointed of the Lord. When the time of the singing of birds was come, and the voice of the turtle was heard in her land, her love-note was sweeter than either, as she sang, ‘My beloved is mine and I am His; He feedeth among the lilies’. Ever in her song of songs doth she call Him by that delightful name, ‘My beloved!’ Even in the long winter, when idolatry had withered the garden of the Lord, her prophets found space to lay aside the burden of the Lord for a little season, and to say, as Esaias did, ‘Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching His vineyard.’ Though the saints had never seen His face, though as yet He was not made flesh, nor had dwelt among us, nor had man beheld His glory, yet He was the consolation of Israel, the hope and joy of all the chosen, the ‘beloved’ of all those who were upright before the Most High. We, in summer day of the Church, are also wont to speak of Christ as the best beloved of our soul, and to feel that He is very precious, the ‘chiefest among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely’. So true is it that the Church loves Jesus, and claims Him as her beloved, that the apostle dares to defy the whole universe to separate her from the love of Christ, and declares that neither persecutions, distress, affliction, peril, or the sword have been able to do it; nay, he joyously boasts, ‘In all these thing we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us’. O that we knew more of thee, Thou ever precious one!

My sole possession is Thy love;

In earth beneath or heaven above,

I have no other store;

And though with fervent suit I pray,

And importune Thee day by day,

I ask Thee nothing more.

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One Response to “Song of Solomon”

  1. Meredith Mulford Says:

    Just what I needed to read. Thanks.

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