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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIeVE"
CT 506022, Program 179
"KEEPING THE FIZZ IN YOUR ROMANCE - PART II"
Series on "The Real Woman"
Hebrews 13:4; Song of Solomon 1-8
You might ask, since Solomon had seven hundred wives and three hundred
concubines according to the Bible, and since he was a polygamist, why
he had the right to write this book about romance. We aren't sure,
but there might be two or three explanations. It might have been
written when he was younger, before these alliances written about in I
Kings, where the Bible says he got away from God and began to worship
the gods of those women. A second possibility is that God can even
use a hypocrite to teach the truth. Even if he had been married that
many times, and gotten away from the principles of God concerning a
home and love, God could still use him to write these truths.
Perhaps there is a third reason: here was a man, even though he may
have been involved with a thousand women, he was writing about the
beauty of one love and one romance. In this particular book, the Song
of Songs, we read about monogamy, true love and romance. Sometimes
people try to allegorize it and say it's talking about Christ and the
church. That can possibly be, but if you really study it and look at
it, you'll find that it's a book about romance and love.
Solomon was a very powerful king, and he fell in love with a little
Shuhamite girl. For some reason, this one girl became very special to
King Solomon. He writes the book something like a movie, with
flashbacks. You'll see a section, then he'll jump over to something
else, and I think in the New International Version it has been divided
really well in order to make it easier to understand.
This book has some very practical things to say about romantic love,
as well as this beautiful woman that Solomon writes about. They both
have something to sa ...
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