Song of Solomon 1:4b “‘We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.’”
THE LORD, THE LOVER OF MY SOUL
The Song of Solomon is a beautiful piece of poetry in the Old Testament. But it is not just poetry. It is God’s Word. Many people question why it was put in the Bible. I mean, it is a poem about the love between a man and a woman, right? Yes, but it is so much more than that.
It also reflects on our love for our Savior and Lord. Today’s verse, in particular, reflects that thought. We should rejoice and be glad in the Lord. We should extol His love. And it is right for us to love Him. What else could you say about our love relationship with the Lord?
So, how do you teach this book to your children? You explain the purpose of the book to them first. You tell them it’s all about love. It’s all about desire for the Lord. It’s all about relationships.
However you decide to approach it, it is paramount that you focus on this being God’s Word, just like every other book of the Bible. For whatever reason it was written, it has application for us today. We must understand that and teach our children that truth.
What do you see in Song of Solomon? Do you see a beautiful poem or God’s Word? Do you see only the bride and groom or do you see us and our Lord? How you approach Scripture will determine how you apply it.