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My Beloved  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Scholars can’t agree on a name: Song of Songs, Song of Solomon, or Latin “Canticles” (Song)
No obvious religious content (Kinlaw)
This book is a literal, powerful description of the romantic and sensual love between a man and a woman
Their courtship and their marriage
Not a smooth chronological story, it is a collection of “snapshots” of their courting and married life, with the pictures not necessarily in order
Also illustrates the love, the intensity, and the beauty of relationship that should exist between God and the believer
Primary for human marriage, secondary for God’s love
WARNING! There is some sexual language!
Song of Solomon 1:1 ESV
1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.
What does that say about sex? It isn’t a BAD thing!
Song of Solomon 1:1–4 ESV
1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; 3 your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. 4 Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
Hebrews 13:4 ESV
4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
386 Pope Siricius commands all pastors to be celibate, then deacons
440-461 Leo the Great said they were to live as brother and sister
Eventually, priests could not be married at all
They were WRONG! Marriage is good!
Hebrews 13:4 ESV
4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
1 Kings 4:32 ESV
32 He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.
Yet this is his greatest song...
This is the love story of Solomon and his wife...
It is something of a conversation between many people
I’ve color coded the slides so you can see, but some translators differ
If it’s gray, its God or others. If it’s pink it’s the woman. If it’s blue its Solomon.
The woman is a Shulamite, or something of a “country girl” from Shunem
Think of it as someone from Brown Summit marrying the President
Not Trump though, a more handsome President
Solomon is referred to as “the beloved”
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