First Love (1 of 7) by Jerry Vines
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Series: Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7
Turn to Song of Solomon. The Song of Solomon is one of the most neglected book of the Bible. There are several reasons why I believe this is true. One of the reasons is because of the difficulty of understanding what the Song of Solomon is all about. It's meaning is a very difficult and obscure meaning to discover. The second reason why the Song of Solomon is neglected and very rarely preached from is because there are certain descriptions of the female anatomy given in this book that maybe embarrassing to some when they are read and when they are mentioned. Especially in the day in which we live when there is such a carnal animalistic view of the sexual relationships in marriage, its a little bit different for congregations today to really understand the spiritual meaning and the spiritual impact of what has been given to us here. I believe that I will be able with the help of the Lord to deal with these passages where these matters are discussed in a tasteful manner and that they will not be offensive to any and that they will bring some spiritual blessing and spiritual instruction to you.
The Song of Solomon is more properly called it's name which is given to us in the first verse of chapter 1: ''The Song of Songs which is Solomon's.'' Actually the title of the book is the'' Song of Songs''. Evidently it was written by Solomon who was the son of King David and who was the great king who led the people of God for a period of years. Solomon as you recall was the wisest man who ever lived. The Bible tells us in several places about the substantial, considerable knowledge and the wisdom of this man. God gave Solomon the wisdom which he possessed when he became the king of all of the land the Lord came to Solomon in a dream and said to him, ''Solomon ask me anything you would like and I will give it to you.'' In other words, God just wrote out a blank check and said you fill in ...
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