A Song and a Singer – SoS Saturday

As I promised – today we start in earnest.

Song of Songs 1:1

The Song of Songs…

At first glance it seems as though we are looking at the title and author. Well – yes and no.

Check out the pattern: Song of Songs. Does that remind you of anything? Handel (or should I say John?) got it in His Song of Songs, the Hallelujah Chorus – King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:6)

King of Kings – the high King of heaven

Lord of Lords – the one Master of all.

The implication of this pattern is not that this is a great song, but that it is the pinnacle of all songs.

Hey – even if it was just Solomon’s best work, he wrote 1005 songs, (1 Kings 4:32) but the implication is more like this is THE SONG of ALL SONGS. (and I was impressed when I heard that Fanny Crosby of  “Blessed Assurance” fame wrote 80 hymns.)


An interesting contrast here – just 7 verses before the Song of Songs in another of Solomon’s writings, Ecclesiastes, we have this pattern again:

Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!”

(note to you Entrepreneurs – This is not a great marketing pitch for your Bathroom Fixture outlet)

…which is Solomon’s

So who is Solomon? You can read up on him on your own, but for our purposes here is what you need to know.

  • He was the third king of Israel.
  • He was the son of David (of giant killing fame) and Bathsheba (of roof bathing fame)
  • He ruled Israel in its best and most glorious days. It was 40 years of peace and prosperity. Israel extended its boarders without a day of war.
  • Oh yeah, and he had 300 wives and 700 concubines.
  • He amassed riches unequaled in history, the stuff of legends and Hollywood extravaganzas.
  • Notably, he was given a greater measure of wisdom that any man before or since.

Come back next week and we will take a look at a Kiss that will rock your world.

Thanks so much for reading today.

Ben

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Jesus Lover, husband, dad, worshipper, writer, preacher. I love to see people activated in what God has created them to be.
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6 Responses to A Song and a Singer – SoS Saturday

  1. 4hispraise says:

    Welcome Ben. We like your voice! …….his wisdom. Play us another. milt

  2. King of kings and Lord of lords! Indeed!
    I’m looking forward to the rest.

    (Will you explain the big conundrum? How could the WISEST man have 300 wives and 700 concubines? Makes no sense! – but I won’t argue with God. Since He says Solomon was wise, I have to agree)

    • Ben Nelson says:

      Really good question – When i think of Solomon I think as he moved through life, he started out really well, and ended less than stellar. His wisdom was amazing, but I think he went off the deep end with the political power he gained though all those marriages.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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