The Beloved – Jesus
“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. I have compared you, my love, to my filly among Pharoah’s chariots. Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with chains of gold” (Song of Solomon 1:8-10)
“Behold, you are fair my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes. (Song of Solomon 1:15)
“Like a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.” (Song of Solomon 2:2)
“Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have doves’ eyes behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats, going down from Mount Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep which have come up from the washing, every one of which bears twins, and none is barren among them. Your lips are like a strand of scarlet, and your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil are like a piece of pomegranate. Your neck is like the tower of David, built for an armory, on which hangs a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, which feed among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 1-5)
“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.” (Song of Solomon 4:6)
“You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you. Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon. Look from the top of Amana, from the top of Senir and Hermon from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards.” (Song of Solomon 4:7-8)
“You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart with one look of your eyes, with one link of your necklace. How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, and the scent of your perfumes than all spices! Your lips, O my spouse, drip as the honeycomb; honey and milk are under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse, a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.” (Song of Solomon 4:9-12)
“Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with pleasant fruits, fragrant henna with spikenard, spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices–A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters and streams from Lebanon.” (Song of Solomon 4:13-15)
“O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners! Turn your eyes away from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats going down from Gilead. Your teeth are like of flock of sheep which have come up from the washing; every one bears twins, and none is barren among them. Like a piece of pomegranate are your temples behind your veil.” (Song of Solomon 6:4-7)
“My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her. The daughters saw her and called her blessed.” (Song of Solomon 6:9)
“Who is she who looks forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” (Song of Solomon 6:10)
“How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter! The curves of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman. Your navel is a rounded goblet; it lacks no blended beverage. Your waist is a heap of wheat set about with lilies. Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower, your eyes like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus.. Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, and the hair of your head is like purple; a king is held captive by your tresses. (Song of Solomon 7:1-5)
“How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights! this stature of yours is like a palm tree, and your breasts like its clusters. I said, “I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches.” Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, and the roof of your mouth like the best wine.” (Song of Solomon 7:6-9)
I’ve always been intrigued by the Song of Solomon in the Bible. On the surface it is a love story between King Solomon and a Shulamite girl. If that is all it is, then why is it a canonized book of the Bible? On a deeper level it is a love story between Jesus Christ: Yeshua and His Bride (the Church). The words in this book show the level of passion between the Beloved (Jesus) and the Shulamite (the Bride of Christ).
This is a two-part teaching on the Book of Solomon. First we are going to look at the words our Beloved says to His Bride. Watch the passion come forth from Him. You can feel how loved and valuable you are to Him. Don’t think He looks at you with anything other than eyes of passion. He really is passionately in love with YOU!
A couple in love have a white-hot passion for one another. They are consumed with thoughts of each other. This passion cannot be satiated until their marriage is consummated and even then the flames of passion are still raging. We tend to have an image of Jesus sitting beside the Father in heaven twiddling His thumbs. Oh no…not at all. He is busy preparing a place for His beloved Bride! His passion fuels this mission.
I have found that the more you pursue the intimate relationship with Him, the more you realize the level of His passion for you. Jesus Christ paid a very high price to be able to spend eternity with me…and you too if you accept Him as your Savior. The more you pay for something the more valuable it is to you. Think about it. If you buy a car for a hundred dollars, you aren’t going to care too much how it looks or runs. However, if you buy a car for $100,000 you will take care of that car night and day! Washing it , polishing it and making sure it runs in top shape. It has more value to YOU because you paid a lot of money for it. Jesus, gave His life for you. He wanted you so bad, He was willing to pay your debt of sin before Almighty God.
When we accept Him and His gift of salvation, then He begins to pour out His passionate love on us. He begins to prepare our place with Him for all eternity. He excitedly writes our name in His Book of Life. When Satan comes to accuse us before God, He is right there defending us and interceding on our behalf before His Father.
Accepting Jesus into your heart is so much more than a ticket to heaven. He wants to be in every detail of your life…no matter how small or trivial you may think it is. He wants to help you overcome every challenge you face. He will walk by your side all the way into eternity. He brings fullness of life to everyone who seeks Him out. He is not hard to find, I promise you.
If you are drawn to Him as you read these words, go to this link to pray a prayer to ask Him to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior. Your life will never be the same. You will have a friend who is closer than a brother, who will stick with you no matter if you are right or wrong.