Song of Solomon Ch 1-8 The author, supposedly King Solomon, shares intimate details about his life as king, husband, lover, and friend. It may be that he recorded this as one would record a day in their diary. Many scholars differ on the intents and purposes of this letter. However, it is thus inspired by God:
“Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” [2Tim 3:16]
Many have seen to choose the phrase “his banner over me is love” to describe the groom’s intense love for his bride. “Now his banner over her was not, “Clean the house!” or “Try harder next time!”; instead, his banner over her was “LOVE!”
David Colburn sums up for us a perspective on this book in prayer: Lord, your love for those who have accepted Jesus as Lord is beyond any human comparison, but that is the best we can do as we attempt to comprehend it. May I praise you and rest in the encouragement and peace that comes from knowing that you love me with a passion unmatched anywhere in this world.
Do we have such intense love for Christ?