Song of Solomon 1
The Song of Solomon is a romantic comedy. Romance is the adventure of relationships, the story of investing in another, in doing the work necessary to become attractive to another. As a reflection of the divine meta-narrative, all romance mirrors the story of Christ wooing his bride. On the surface, the Song of Solomon is a poetic love song between the Shulamite and her beloved Solomon. As an allegory it pictures Israel’s history using language of temple worship, exile, restoration and triumph over death. It is also a picture of the bride being elevated through trial and suffering from one level of glory to another; a theme shared with the Book of Revelation. It challenges us to be lovesick. It is a call to love the church, shun prudish gnosticism in marriage and abound in grace towards one another.