The “Jesus Focus” in The Book of Song of Solomon

Reading The Bible Through The Jesus Lens in the Book of Song of Solomon

From Biblical Book to Biblical Hook

Chart adapted from Dr. Michael Williams Book

Title for Song of Solomon

Theme of Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon 8:7

“Love”

God depicts intimate human love as a gift and also a key to understanding His own love for His people.

 “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.”

Christ-Focus in

Song of Solomon

Implications from

Song of Solomon

Hooks from

Song of Solomon

Christ demonstrates what God’s love looks like.

 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

– Romans 5:8

Let others se Christ’s love by our love for one another.

 “A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 – John 13:34-35

Does our love for God or for each other look anything like God’s sacrificial love for us?

 How would you describe to an unbeliever what love is?

 Does your experience or practice of love look any different from that of an unbeliever?

 How does your effort to love like God affect your Christian witness?

 How can any of us hope to understand the infinite love of an infinite being?

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Valley Baptist Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 29 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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