The phrase King of Kings, means the greatest King of any King who ever lived or will ever live; the phrase Lord of Lord's means the greatest Lord of any Lord who ever lived or ever will live; and the phrase Song of Songs, means the greatest song of any song ever written. The very first verse of this often misunderstood book of the Bible, identifies itself as the greatest of any song ever written.
"The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's." Song of Solomon 1:1
Solomon was certainly no slouch when it came to writing, in fact 1 Kings 5:32 says he "spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five." What then makes this song of his so different, that it would be recorded in the Word of God as not only his best song, but the most excellent song ever?
On the surface this book of the Bible is certainly a good study in marital love. By reading the Song of Solomon on can certainly glean important insight in the love between a married man and woman. This book however is a precious jewel with many more facets.
To think Song of Solomon is just a story of human love is a mistake. I hardly think the song that God would consider the greatest ever written is merely about fallible human relationships. Rather I believe the Song of Solomon also paints a picture of God's incomprehensible love in a context we can understand. God's love is so amazing and indescribable it takes an entire book of the Bible to explain, and God does it terms we can relate to, the love between a husband and his wife.
Jesus tells His disciples to search the scriptures in John 5:39 and they would find Him there. In other portions of scripture He's our shepherd, Father, and Friend. Here a much more beautiful and deeper love is described, He is our bridegroom.
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