Finding Rest in the Finished Work of the Cross (Song of Songs 2:3)

Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. Jesus is my Beloved and He is like an apple tree among the trees of the woods. He stands out among … Continue reading Finding Rest in the Finished Work of the Cross (Song of Songs 2:3)

The Bride’s Identity (Song of Songs 2:1-2)

I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. 2 Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters. The Shulamite proclaims who she is in the eyes of the king. Her identity is found in being loved by God and loving Him in return. This is her holy resolve; to walk in … Continue reading The Bride’s Identity (Song of Songs 2:1-2)

Dwelling with God (Song of Songs 1:16-17)

"Behold, you are handsome, my beloved! Yes, pleasant! Also our bed is green (NASB couch is luxuriant.) The beams of our houses are cedar, And our rafters of fir (NASB cypresses.) " God is our dwelling place; in Him we grow and flourish. Much like David's expression of desire, the Shulamite loves the Lord's dwelling … Continue reading Dwelling with God (Song of Songs 1:16-17)

Jesus’ Response to Our Devotion to Him (Song of Songs 1:15)

Behold, you are fair (beautiful), my love! Behold, you are fair (beautiful)! You have dove’s eyes. The Shulamite has just expressed her love and devotion to the king. Like the King, in this song, who is speaking to the Shulamite; Jesus speaks to us. Can you hear Him speaking to you in response to your … Continue reading Jesus’ Response to Our Devotion to Him (Song of Songs 1:15)

Knowing Christ and Him Crusified (Song of Songs 1:13)

A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, That lies all night between my breasts.  The Shulamite compares king Solomon with a bundle of myrrh resting upon her heart. Myrrh was most commonly used as a costly burial spice; this speaks of the cross. Treasured above all else is Christ and His Cross. It … Continue reading Knowing Christ and Him Crusified (Song of Songs 1:13)

Enjoyed by God (Song of Songs 1:12)

While the king is at his table, My spikenard(perfume) sends forth its fragrance.  We have been invited to the table of the Lord. There will be a very real day that we will physically sit at the table for the "Marriage supper of the lamb" (Rev. 19:6-9). We have also been invited, in the present, … Continue reading Enjoyed by God (Song of Songs 1:12)

Beautified with Divine Character and Redemption (Song of Songs 1:11)

We will make you ornaments of gold With studs of silver. The Lord works with His people to accomplish His good plans and purposes. What is He seeking to accomplish in our lives? The "ornaments of gold" speak of divine character and the "studs of silver" speak of redemption. He is taking time, with intentionality … Continue reading Beautified with Divine Character and Redemption (Song of Songs 1:11)