Welcome to our study in the book of Song of Solomon! We are Reading through the Bible here at Women Living Well and won’t be skipping any of the books of the Bible, no matter how challenging they are. Whether you are married or single – there is always something to learn from God’s Word.
As we open the word of God and turn to the book of Song of Solomon, we find a love song. Actually, it’s a divinely, inspired love poem.
This book is a celebration of sexual love and while it’s not comfortable to talk about this topic in an open forum like this – Christians need to talk about this. The world is sending all sorts of mixed messages about sex. God created it to be pure and beautiful and as we’ll see in this book of the Bible – it is for our enjoyment.
This Wednesday and Friday, I will write my blog posts from this angle – but there are many who also see this love song as an allegory and picture of God’s love for Israel and the church. Jesus is the groom and the church is his bride.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.“
There is no greater earthly love than that of a husband for his wife and a wife for her husband. This intimacy represents the profound mystery of Christ and the church.
This is not an easy book to read. There is a lot of imagery, which is why it is rarely used to preach from the pulpit or to study in group settings. But it is God’s Word and we are dedicated to reading through the Bible in it’s entirety – so let’s get started!
Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:
Click here to print this Bible Bookmark.
Here is the printable Song of Solomon SOAK eJournal
Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions
These questions are based on the allegorical reading of this text. We will leave it to the group to decide if you’d like to discuss this on a personal level. As I mentioned above, my posts will discuss this book of the Bible as it applies to our marriages and I’ll try to balance it between the allegorical and literal reading of the text. 😉
Here are some questions you could ask in your group if you want to discuss the literal interpretation:
What did you learn from today’s reading that you might apply to your marriage?
Look at how the bride and groom communicated with each other. Did you see any hinderances in today’s reading to the bride and groom’s marriage?
What can you learn from today’s reading that helps you better understand yourself, your mate (if you are single your future mate), the importance of intimacy and purity?
Here is this week’s Meditation & Memorization verse!
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:
And the Bible Coloring Charts Full Page and Bookmark:
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters -> Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
There is no right or wrong way to color code – here’s a look at my Bible from last week’s study.
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Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Wednesday!