~ Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Lover ~
The Bible is about Jesus Christ ~ “Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).
In the Song of Solomon Jesus Christ is seen as the perfect lover—the lover’s dream, and the Bridegroom. He is also seen as the King of Peace.
The Song of Solomon (a.k.a. Song of Songs) has throughout history been the topic of much debate in theological circles. The traditional view is that the book symbolizes the relationship between the Lord and His chosen people Israel OR the relationship between Jesus Christ and His bride—the true universal church. Relatively recently some have viewed the book without symbolism taking it at face value as a description of human love.
The Apostle Paul told us the Scriptures present many shadows of things to come but the reality is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17). My conviction is that the Song of Solomon presents a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ with His Church.
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