Rev. Dr. Christopher Mitchell, Concordia Commentary Editor at Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO joins Rev. Brady Finnern to start off our study of Song of Songs. Find the Concordia Commentary for Song of Songs at cph.org/p-683-Song-of-Songs-Concordia-Commentary.aspx.
Solomon, in the prime of his life, writes concerning the deep love for his Shulamite bride. The LORD gives us a glimpse of His love for the church by uplifting marriage of a husband and wife. The metaphorical and poetic language can be difficult to understand, but ultimately points us to the future hope of the eschatological marriage feast which is ours by Christ’s love on the cross. “O Holy Spirit, open our hearts and minds as we study the Song of Songs and point us to the anticipation of Christ’s coming and the future glory in the new heaven and earth. In His name, Amen”
Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.
Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.