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Summary: This is the eleventh sermon in a series of messages from this book of the Bible that is seldom used in our churches. It gives us better understanding of the messages God wanted us to see.

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The Song of Solomon 11

Song of Solomon 5:1-8

1 THE BELOVED

I have come to my garden, my sister, my spouse;

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice;

I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;

I have drunk my wine with my milk.

(TO HIS FRIENDS)

Eat, O friends!

Drink, yes, drink deeply,

O beloved ones!

2THE SHULAMITE

I sleep, but my heart is awake;

It is the voice of my beloved!

He knocks, saying,

"Open for me, my sister, my love,

My dove, my perfect one;

For my head is covered with dew,

My locks with the drops of the night."

3I have taken off my robe;

How can I put it on again?

I have washed my feet;

How can I defile them?

4My beloved put his hand

By the latch of the door,

And my heart yearned for him.

5I arose to open for my beloved,

And my hands dripped with myrrh,

My fingers with liquid myrrh,

On the handles of the lock.

6I opened for my beloved,

But my beloved had turned away and was gone.

My heart leaped up when he spoke.

I sought him, but I could not find him;

I called him, but he gave me no answer.

7The watchmen who went about the city found me.

They struck me, they wounded me;

The keepers of the walls

Took my veil away from me.

8I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,

If you find my beloved,

That you tell him I am lovesick!

Last Sunday evening, we saw that the shepherd

said this about his beloved Shulamite girl:

Song 4:12

A garden enclosed

Is my sister, my spouse,

A spring shut up,

A fountain sealed.

Because she was the love prisoner of King Solomon,

the shepherd compared her to a garden, a spring, and a fountain,

each barred and shut in.

In essence, he told her it was wrong

for her to be enclosed as a prisoner.

He wanted her released.

She then responds with an invitation at Verse 16:

Awake, O north wind, And come, O south!

Blow upon my garden, That its spices may flow out.

Let my beloved come to his garden and eat its pleasant fruits.

Remember the RIGG translation here, "If we can get me out of this place, we can get married, and you can have all the water and fruit you want!"

This brings us to chapter 5

and the shepherd’s response to the Shulamite’s invitation.

1. The shepherd’s response.

- Song 5:1Song 5:1

THE BELOVED

I have come to my garden, my sister, my spouse;

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice;

I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;

I have drunk my wine with my milk.

In essence, he says he is on the way.

- The tenses here are perfect.

- Here, they indicate a past event still happening:

* I am coming...

* I am gathering...

* I am eating...

* I am drinking...

- Here we see the wisdom of the Holy Spirit…

to inspire this in this manner!

- The shepherd was in the process that very moment

preparing to come and get her and take her away!

2. The friends of the shepherd’s response.

- Song 5:1 continued…

(TO HIS FRIENDS)

Eat, O friends! Drink, yes, drink deeply, O beloved ones!

Listening to the shepherd boy’s plans…

His friends respond.

- He said she was an enclosed garden!

- She said for him to come and get her out of this place..

so they could get married.

- He said he was on his way!

- His friends said, "Go for it!"

- "O beloved" is masculine in nature.


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