The Song of Solomon contains some of the most magnificent descriptions of pure love ever written." King Solomon had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines who turned his heart from God, and, eventually, tore apart his kingdom. Perhaps that's why the Song of Solomon is a poem about pure, beautiful, and lasting love that never endangers and brings life, not death. In Love Better Than Wine, Bible scholar Herbert Lockyer (1886-1984) explains the imagery and symbolism of this well-crafted poem and uses it to illuminate the rest of Bible. His study tells a beautifying story of the passionate love that the beloved has for his bride and that the bride has for her beloved, a picture of the love that Christ has for His church and that the church has for Him. In an age when many Christians feel betrayed, insecure, and alone, Lockyer's words bring a timely reminder of the intimate refuge Christ offers us daily.
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