Poetry is the language of love. The Songs of Solomon are no different as we read these beautiful cameos of the intimate relationship between the King and his lover. These were the song of songs which were often sung to God in temple worship with a realisation that these songs spoke of God's love towards his chosen people. For Christians through the ages these songs point to Christ and his love towards his own ransomed and redeemed people.
Indeed in New Testament Scripture the analogy is often used of Christ and His church as the bride and His bridegroom. It speaks to them of restoration and reconciliation. Through the contributions of the daughter of Jerusalem, we begin to get a sense of the joy of fellowship. In this devotional work we too will learn what it is like to have daily contact with Jesus, the lover of our souls as pictured in Songs of Solomon.
Malcolm Maclean is Minister of Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland in Inverness, Scotland. Prior to that he pastored the Free Church of Scotland in Island of Scalpay in the Western Isles. Malcolm is also the Editor of the Mentor imprint of Christian Focus Publications. He is the editor of the Monthly Record (Free Church of Scotland)
"A sweet yet sober tour of this garden of divine love. He walks us through the Song devotionally, moving believers to long for deeper communion with the Son of God. Simultaneously, this book will encourage backsliders to run back into His loving arms." - Joel R Beeke ~ President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
""Deep in feeling and wide in application, this book shows a preacher's heart as well as a preacher's art. It makes no apology for opening up the Song as a commentary on the intimacy that ought to characterise our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ." - Iain D Campbell ~ Minister, Point Free Church of Scotland, Isle of Lewis