Very few folks quote the Song of Solomon for a Bible Study, but I found the poems in there to be very romantic and endearing. The words found in that book are a series of love letters and amorous outpourings of a couple seeking to immerse themselves in the love of the other. It is a beautiful book, and while a metaphor for God’s love of us, it is first and foremost a record of this couple’s love for each other.
Just a few years ago, I had my wife and I sit down after the little ones were in bed, telling her that we were going to take some time for Bible Study that evening. I lit several candles, turned down the lights and we read the Song of Solomon together by candlelight. I had her read the “beloved” portions and I read the “lover” portions. It was a wonderful way to spend time in Bible study and affirming our own love for each other as we read these wonderful words. I’m thinking of a repeat performance again soon.