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)

Jesus is a Jealous Bridegroom (Revelation 1:14)

┬áHis head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; Jesus' head and hair were white like wool. The countenance of His face is pure white, like brilliant light. His head and hair is likened to the Ancient of Days in Daniel 7:9. Jesus is … Continue reading Jesus is a Jealous Bridegroom (Revelation 1:14)

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 is all together Lovely (Song of Solomon 1:14)

 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms In the vineyards of En Gedi.  The Shulamite is speaking of King Solomon, her beloved. "Henna" is a shrubbery or small tree with fragrant flowers. The "vineyards of En Gedi" were well known for their beauty and pleasing fragrance.  Jesus, our beloved, is like a … Continue reading Jesus is all together Lovely (Song of Solomon 1:14)

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)

Jesus Adorns the Believer with Beauty (Song of Songs 1:10)

Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with chains of gold.  The king continues to declare the beauty of the Shulamite using agricultural poetic language. Jesus Calls forth beauty in the heart of the believer, even in their immaturity. He sees deeper than our brokenness.  Emotions can usually be discerned in a person's cheeks. … Continue reading Jesus Adorns the Believer with Beauty (Song of Songs 1:10)

Discovering Jesus Through Vulnerability in Community (Song of Songs 1:7)

 Tell me, O you whom I love, Where you feed your flock, Where you make it rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself By the flocks of your companions?  In the search for Jesus, the hungry heart always discovers that He is among His people. Jesus is the "Good … Continue reading Discovering Jesus Through Vulnerability in Community (Song of Songs 1:7)

The Fragrance of Jesus (Song of Songs 1:3)

Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.  Jesus' name is diverse in beauty and fragrance. Like a diamond He is multifaceted in His nature. Like an assortment of perfumes His presence is like an array of pleasing fragrance. Jesus came to make known … Continue reading The Fragrance of Jesus (Song of Songs 1:3)