Posted: July 16, 2010
SONG OF SOLOMON 1:1
I want to begin a study of the great book of the Song of Solomon. Nancy Demoss said that her dad told her when she was a little girl, there were two things she should never read quickly or skim over and they were a love letter from a boy and the Bible. This book meets both of those criteria.
The theme of this book that I feel God has given me is found in a William Cowper song, “There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood”. Cowper said, E’er since by faith I saw the stream thy flowing wound supplied, redeeming love has been my theme and shall be until I die.
Thus my theme for our study of this book is redeeming love. My thrust for this book is in the form of a prayer and it is this, Lord, teach me how to love you like you love me.
Let us begin this week in chapter one and verse one by looking at wonderful love. This would be the honeymoon silly love of being so infatuated with another that you feel that the two of you are the only ones on this planet. You're not ashamed of them and will do silly things in public. You will steal a kiss or hold a hand in public. In that silly courting love you would argue over who was going to hang up the phone first after conversation. Oh how we may have gotten beyond this first love for Christ, or gotten over it, or away from it, but now let us get back to it.
Let us begin this week to look at the introduction to wonderful love. In 1Kings 4:32 we are told that Solomon spoke 3000 proverbs, which tells us he was a very wise man. The text also reminds us that he wrote 1005 songs. Solomon was a very wise man and gifted songwriter.
Often in a courtship relationship a couple will have a song. They call it our song. Whenever they hear it even years later, it reminds them of their early days of being in love for the first time.
In the Song of Solomon 1:1 the Holy Ghost speaking through Solomon calls this book the Song of Songs. The Spirit of God is saying through Solomon and to Solomon, out of all the 1005 songs you wrote, this is my favorite song. Join me for the next few weeks as we study this love letter of the Redeemer to us His redeemed people.