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“This song of love expresses the mutual affection of Christ and His Bride, the Church, though [through] the analogy of the passion of two lovers for one another. As such, it has much to teach us concerning the close communion which we hold with Christ in worship.”

Marriage is an analogy of Christ’s union with the Church (Eph. 5:30-32)


“The Song of Solomon has perplexed many, due to the fact that its theme is entirely devoted to the intense romantic love between a young woman and her intended. This theme, and the fairly explicit nature of its recounting, have led some to question its spiritual value as a part of the Bible. Yet the authenticity of the Song of Solomon was never doubted by the Jews or the best orthodox interpreters. Nor should its content be unsettling.

The bond of love and affection between man and woman in the context of marriage is God’s design, and is therefore good. God has seen fit to use the intensity of marital love as an analogy of Christ’s union with the Church (c.f., Isa. 61:10-62:7; Eph. 5:32; Rev. 21:1-12).

Seen in the light of the whole Scripture, the Song of Solomon is both a glorious description of the divinely-ordained love between husband and wife, and a rich analogy of the bond between Jesus and His chosen Bride, the Church. Further strengthening of this truth is the fact that Solomon is presented in Scripture, like his father David, as a type of Christ.

a. His name, Solomon, which means ‘peace’-he is the type of the Prince of Peace.
b. His wisdom
c. The surpassing glory of his kingdom
d. His building of the temple.

We may therefore be confident, as we read the Song of Solomon, that ‘a greater than Solomon is here’ (Matt. 12:42). With this in view, it is interesting to note the progression that appears in the writings of Solomon as they are presented to us in Scripture.” (Comin, 211-212)

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