Sermons on Song of Solomon
In the Song of Songs 3:6-11 the Shulamite and her beloved come together in marriage. Solomon is crowned king as his bride is brought to him. Clues throughout this passage indicate that this wedding scene is meant to teach something about salvation: Christ is crowned as he takes his bride as his own in redemption. Salvation is the coming together of a redeemed bride and kingly bridegroom.
In the Song of Songs 3:1-5 the Shulamite searches desperately for her beloved and finds him. When she finds him she will not let him go though she knows that love must wait for its proper time. As the Shulamite searches for her beloved, the one her soul loves, so ought the Christian search for Christ, the one his soul loves.
In the Song of Songs 2:8-17 the Shulamite describes the call of her beloved. Her desire is to be with him and thus she responds by declaring her exclusive love for him. This passage shows the need for men to pursue women in relationships, but even more, it shows God’s pursuit of His people and their need to respond to Him in love. God calls you by the preaching of the gospel. Turn and be saved.
In the Song of Songs 1:1-2:7 the Shulamite shows her great desire to be with her beloved, and yet she recognizes that love must wait for its proper time (2:7). This passages teaches that mutual affection is important in romantic relationships but that sexual intimacy must wait for marriage. Beyond this, since the Song is about Christ and the Church, the Shulamite’s desire ought to be reflected in the Church’s desire to be with Christ.
The Song of Songs is one of the most difficult books for Christians to read. Is the Song only about marriage? Does it speak about Christ? In this sermon introducing the Song of Songs, Pastor Grasso shows how the Song of Songs speaks of Christ typologically. It is not about just any marriage, but the ideal marriage of the Son of David come to restore life to his people. The numerous connections in the Song to other biblical passages shows…