Song of Songs

The King of Kings and Lord of Lords has a Song of Songs.  Jesus is the most kingly of the kings. He is regal and majestic.  Jesus is the most authoritative lord of all lords.  He is the blessed potentate…the Lord of Lords.  He has a song about Him that is the most exquisite song that has ever been written…the Song of Songs.

These are titles that God inspired human writers to pen.  If God gives these superlative titles, should not we spend much time finding out why Jesus and His song deserve such names?
What does the Song of Songs say about the Lord of Lords?  What does it mean?  To understand Song of Songs, you need to know that it is the love relationship between Groom Jesus and His Bride.  You are His Bride…as the church.
Song 1:1-2 The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.  [2] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth–for your love is better than wine. The Bride states that she wants the kisses of his mouth.  The kiss of the mouth is His Word.  Let him kiss me…show love and comfort by the comfort of His Word…for the love He expresses is better than the best of what this world offers.
Song 1:4 Draw me away!  We will run after you.  In this verse, we find our two fold statement of purpose.  “Draw me away” is in singular tense.  It is a statement of intimacy.  She, the Bride, is saying that she wants to get closer to Groom Jesus.  That is our primary purpose in life…to draw close and be intimate with Jesus.  “We will run after you” is in plural tense.  This speaks of our running together with Him and the body of Christ in ministry.  Our two fold purpose is to be intimate with God and to be involved in ministry running with believers as we minister together.
Song 1:5 I am dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.  In verse 5, the Bride Believer makes a tremendous statement.  It is a statement of the paradox of grace.  “I am dark but lovely”.  Her journey begins.  There is a crisis of sin that involves shame and rejection.  The Bride Believer is aware of sin in her life.  She declares that she is dark.  This represents the awareness that her heart is weak and prone to sin.  But she makes an important declaration also.  She declares that she is lovely also.  She acknowledges that in the Groom’s eyes, she is beautiful and He only sees her willing heart.  Matthew 26:40-41 (NKJV)  Then Jesus came to the disciples and found them asleep, and said to Peter, “What? Could you not watch with Me one hour? [41] Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” If we could ever catch the significance of this phrase, it would revolutionize the way we relate to God!  Most of us struggle with shame after we sin…we don’t believe that God can love such a worthless sinner!  But God looks only at our willing spirit…we are lovely!  Yes…we need to be aware that we are ‘dark’ sinful people but…to God, we are beautiful and He loves us with a perfect love.
Song 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?  The Bride Believer…(that is you)…knows that her walk with the Lord has slipped.  She wants to come back to Groom Jesus.  She asks Him how to get back to right relationship with Him.  Groom Jesus renews the romance in Song 1:8 If you do not know, O fairest among women, follow in the footsteps of the flock, and feed your little goats beside the shepherds’ tents. He tells her three things that she needs to do to renew the ‘romance relationship’.  1. Follow in the footsteps of the flock…get back in fellowship with the flock or church.  2.  Feed your little goats…get involved in ministry.  3.  Beside the shepherd’s tents…get under authority of your shepherd or pastor.
Look at Song 1:11 We will make you ornaments of gold with studs of silver.  “We” refers to the Trinity…God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  The Trinity will make you an ornament of gold with studs of silver.  What does that mean?  An ornament is used as a display device.  A Christmas ornament displays something relating to Christmas.  The Trinity will make us into an ornament to display gold with studs of silver.  Gold is symbolic of deity and silver is symbolic of redemption.  The Trinity will make us into an ornament to display God’s nature and His love for the world by providing redemption.  Wow!  
I hope you are capturing the greatness of this little book.  The Song of Songs is the most exquisite song ever written about the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  If you would like to dig deeper into this little book, click here and start with Session 4.
We love yall.  Our desire is that you would be passionate about your relationship to Groom Jesus! 
We had a wonderful time at FBC Ellijay this past Sunday.  What a great church with the best people in the world.
Billy and Sheilah Daws

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