The Song of Solomon is one of the finest love poems ever written. But why is this tender love poem included in the Scripture? How should we interpret it? In this devotional commentary, Watchmen Nee explores the love relationship between the individual believer and the Lord. His insights are for all who long to intensify their love and by so doing find overwhelming joy and complete satisfaction.
Song of Songs can seem daunting; how are we to interpret this poetry about intimate love? Watchman Nee, however, believed it allegorical portrayed the love relationship between the individual believer and the Lord, and he explores the principles needed to develop the spiritual life so that we might have overwhelming joy in Him.
Watchman Nee (19031972) was a noted Chinese Bible teacher and Christian leader. He began his preaching ministry while still a university student. From 1923 to 1950 Nee founded 200 churches. Starting as small groups meeting in rented houses, these self-supporting congregations became strong spiritually and grew rapidly, continuing to develop after Chinas Cultural Revolution. Nee was arrested on false charges in 1952 and found guilty; he was imprisoned until his death in 1972. Nee concentrated on deepening spiritual life through intensive training in the Word of God. His rich spoken ministry influenced many lives. His literature ministry has preserved a large number of his sermons, resulting in the publication of over 50 books in English alone, and through these printed pages Nees impact continues to be felt.
Watchman Nee explores the principles found in the book of Song of Songs, as it portrays the love relationship between God and the individual believer.