Saturday 2nd June
Songs of Solomon
The book of Song of Solomon is a large love poem filled with smaller poems of different kinds. Solomon is the author and he wrote it sometime during his reign 970-930 B.C. It is a story of a bridegroom who is in love with his bride. Key personalities are King Solomon, the Shulammite girl, and friends. The story greatly emphasizes the sanctity of marriage and that it is designed, blessed and consecrated in the eyes of the Lord. The purpose of “Song of Songs”, as it is also called, is a picture of God’s love for His people. Although there is explicit sexual content, it is a book in which we can learn the depths of God’s authentic love for us and what should be in the sacredness of marriage.
Solomon's Song of Songs, I am a rose of Sharon, All night long on my bed, how beautiful you are, my darling, I have come into my garden my sister, Where has your lover gone, How beautiful are your sandalled feet, If only you were to me like a brother