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Main Themes of Song of Solomon

Song of Songs Overview

Who wrote Song of Solomon and who did they write it to?

King Solomon of Israel wrote the Song of Solomon to his wife-to-be.


When did the events of Song of Solomon happen?

Solomon wrote this song in the early years of his reign, likely around 971-931 BC.


What is the setting of Song of Solomon?

This book is written in the setting of Solomon’s royal court in the kingdom of Israel. It is a letter between a betrothed man and wife, later husband and wife.


What is the purpose of Song of Solomon?

  1. Longing and invitation (Songs 1-2)
  2. Fulfillment of marriage (Songs 3-4)
  3. Frustrations and delights (Songs 5)
  4. Celebration (Songs 6-7)
  5. Commitment (Songs 8)

How does Song of Solomon apply to my life?

  • Expresses the love and devotion of a bride and bridegroom before and during their marriage.
  • Expresses the loving relationship of a husband and wife committed to one another, while simultaneously echoing the loving relationship between God and His people, and Christ and His Church.
  • Paints a picture of a godly wife who is healthy and well-loved, counteracting the cultural stigma of female weakness.
  • Expresses the mutual respect between a husband and wife living in this natural world.

Summary

Also called Song of Songs, this book is attributed to Solomon, King of Israel, in the early years of his reign. This is a beautiful letter between a betrothed man and wife and then later on in their maturing marriage.

This song depicts the incredible imagery of the love of God for His people, and Christ and His Church, in a way that we can understand the commitment, devotion, and love of a husband and wife. It also shows the strength, wholeness, health, and love of a woman by her husband and the mutual love between them, counteracting many cultural stigmas about women and their place in their marriage and culture.

This song is often kept from children until their teen years when they learn about the sanctity of marriage. It is such a vital explanation for Christ-followers to better understand the way our God loves us and calls us to love and be devoted to Him as well, as well as an incredible example of a godly marriage.


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If you have not accepted the grace of God and chosen to believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to pray to God now and invite Him in, accept Jesus as the sacrifice for your sins, and repent of your sins. Submit it all to God, lay it at His feet, seek the forgiveness of God, welcome Him into your life, and believe that Jesus died and rose again to save you from your sins.


If you would like to learn more about salvation, you can find a couple of studies that may help here:

  1. Names of Jesus: Savior
  2. Don’t Neglect Your Salvation
  3. Prayer of Salvation
  4. What is grace and why do we need it?
  5. What does it mean to be justified by grace?
  6. Don’t Reject God’s Grace
  7. Don’t Reject Christ
  8. Godly Women – what it means to live a godly life
  9. Redeemed Women – what it means to be redeemed
  10. What is Biblical Love?
  11. What are Spiritual Gifts?
  12. How to live in Spirit and Truth
  13. How to test what is pleasing to God
  14. Names of Jesus as the Son of God
  15. Names of Jesus as the Son of Man
  16. Names of Jesus as the Truth

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