Day 30: Solomon's Song

Make haste, my beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:14, RSV 


The Song of Solomon is unique to the Scriptures. So unusual is it that for many years men just could not seem to accept it for what it appeared to be: A story of love between a man (Solomon) and his Shulammite wife. Instead, many students of the Bible have tried to make it a comparison between Christ and the church, but if it is indeed that, it took the wisdom of the scholar to discern it, for there is no reference in all of Scripture to indicate that comparison.


So what should we make of this book? Well, it's probably beyond me, but if we take it at face value it appears to be an inspired description of the beauty of marriage - in this case Solomon's - and of the appropriate nature of the physical relationship that can only be found within the sanctified relationship between a man and his wife.


My beloved is mine, and I am his.

Song of Solomon 2:16, RSV 


Today is the final day of the 30 day challenge to read through the Old Testament books of Wisdom, with the book of the Song of Solomon being the reading for today. You can read all of the daily articles at or you can see all of the thirty day Bible challenges at . May God richly bless you as you seek His will from His inspired Word!