Monday, September 21, 2015

A love song of all love songs

September 21

Daily Bible Reading: Song of Songs 1 – 3

Verse of the Day: Song of Songs 1:1 – 2 – “The Song of songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine.” 

This is a love song written by Solomon, and is rich in allegory and metaphors of that time period. In the realm of allegory, the book pictures Israel as the bride of God in the Old Testament, and the Bride of Christ (believers) in the New Testament. This carries forth the concept that the highest fulfillment in love between a man and a woman if marriage. Therefore, the picture is that the highest fulfillment between a person with God is in His love in our lives. The book is arranged like a drama with three main speakers – the bride (the Shulamite), the king (Solomon), and the chorus (the daughters of Jerusalem).

Prayer: Precious Lord, give me insight and wisdom as I study this book of Your love for me. Guide me to understand the importance of our Spiritual union. Amen.

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