A few years back I spent a couple years studying the Song of Songs. Initially inspired by Mike Bickel’s 1998 20 – 1 hour teachings (which he updated in 2007 to 24 – 45 minute teachings) I took up his challenge to live in that Song for a while. There is a link below to Mike’s web site where you can download the teachings and the notes that go with it. I would highly recommend throwing this on your iPod or other mp3 player, and give it a listen. It will change the way you think about EVERYTHING!
I got my hands on a few other books and started living in the Song of Songs for pretty much both devotional and study time. I read a number of books with different approaches to the Song, and it started to flavor everything I did.
When I started in the Song, it did not seem very relevant. But in short order I found that every conversation I had somehow related back to the Song. This came as a surprise to me.
How does this relate to the Red Letters (my theme for this blog) you might ask. As you will see, if you come back for weekly installments, Jesus is one of the 2 main characters of the Song, at least that is the approach I will be taking. It is not by any means the only approach, but I like it best.
I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I did!
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