In this daily Bible reading is a poem written by King Solomon. It appears to be a fairly graphic and fantasied dialogue between Solomon and a young woman. Frankly, I don’t believe it belongs in the Bible. To me it doesn’t add to or enhance the story of God’s redemption of mankind.
When Jesus was on the Earth He referred to many Bible passages from what we now call the Old Testament. The ‘Song of Solomon’ wasn’t in Jesus’ Bible. It appears this book was added to the Bible after Jesus died.
Some Bible scholars have suggested that this book paints a picture of God’s intimate love for the Church. I don’t see it that way, I find it offensive to frame God’s love for the Church in a sexual context. Frankly, that is bizarre to me. I view God’s love for me as a Father would love His children: Intimate but wholesome.
Jesus said that we must beware of the ‘leaven of the Pharisees.’ Leaven referred to subtle distortions of the Word of God. We must realize that Satan will attempt to corrupt the pure Word of God, distorting the Truth and leading people from God. I believe the ‘Song of Solomon’ may fit in that category.