Here are some thoughts from my study of the introduction to Song of Solomon (Song of Solomon 1:1). I used Matthew Henry's Commentary for some helpful ideas. Here is what I learned about Christ in my study.
Song of Solomon
The Song of Solomon – love and communion with Christ
Introduction to The Song of Solomon
“The song of songs, which is Solomon's.” (Song of Solomon 1:1)
The book of Song of Solomon is a song.
It is a song of songs because it has much of Christ in it.
It is the song of Solomon – a wise king, the wisest man who ever lived. It is not the song of fools as many love songs are. The song is designed to stir up the affections. It shows God’s love to mankind and excites mankind’s love to God and others.
It is an evangelical song – a song of good news, a new song, a song of joy. It is a song of love of the church and Christ to each other. “O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.” (Psalm 98:1)
Solomon was very busy, but he found time for “religious exercises.” Busyness is not an excuse for neglecting time with God. This song of love shows that God desires communion with His people. Jesus desires communion with His bride, the church.
Solomon was very wise and knowledgeable. Yet, Christ is greater than Solomon and in Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. “Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (See Colossians 2:2,3) Through the study of this wonderful song, we can seek happiness in the love of Christ. True pleasure is found in communion through Christ – communion with God through Christ. That is what this beautiful love song of Solomon is all about – love and communion with Christ.