SONG OF SOLOMON
In reading in Song of Solomon, here are a few thoughts for the day:
1) SONGS-- I knew that the Song of Solomon was a song, but what I hadn't noticed is some of the songs I grew up singing that came from this book. S of S 2:1 says: I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." He's the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star, he's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul." (came from this verse) S of S 2:4 says: "He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love." He brought me to his banqueting table, his banner over me is love. (Chorus that came from here.) No doubt there are more.
2) IT'S A LOVE STORY- Song of Solomon 7:10 "I am by beloved's and his desire is toward me." Here we see the love between Solomon and the Shulamite woman (6:13), but also we see how Christ feels about us and how we should feel about Him. It is the love story between a man and woman that illustrates the love between Christ and the Church. Read it with that in mind and you will gain a new appreciation for the Love we should have for Christ.
3) LOVE- Song of Solomon 8:7 describes love: "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned." Nothing compares to love! Isn't that what I Corinthians chapter 13 is saying as well? Yes it is. Fill your life with love by loving God and loving others. Don't measure how much you are loved, but how much you love!
God bless! Pastor Mike Mutchler