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Summary: This is the 12th 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.

The Song of Solomon 12

Song of Solomon 5:9-16

9 THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

What is your beloved

More than another beloved,

O fairest among women?

What is your beloved

More than another beloved,

That you so charge us?

10THE SHULAMITE

My beloved is white and ruddy,

Chief among ten thousand.

11His head is like the finest gold;

His locks are wavy,

And black as a raven.

12His eyes are like doves

By the rivers of waters,

Washed with milk,

And fitly set.

13His cheeks are like a bed of spices,

Banks of scented herbs.

His lips are lilies,

Dripping liquid myrrh.

14His hands are rods of gold

Set with beryl.

His body is carved ivory

Inlaid with sapphires.

15His legs are pillars of marble

Set on bases of fine gold.

His countenance is like Lebanon,

Excellent as the cedars.

16His mouth is most sweet,

Yes, he is altogether lovely.

This is my beloved,

And this is my friend,

O daughters of Jerusalem!

You might recall that in our last examination of this Book…

The Shulamite girl has a dream.

She is describing tyhis dream that she had…

To the other women in Solomon’s harem.

In this dream,

her shepherd boy comes to rescue her from Solomon’s palace.

When she gets up and goes to answer the door…

She discovers that he is gone.

She quickly gets dressed and goes out to find him.

While she is looking…

The night watchmen attack her thinking she is an enemy.

They disgrace her by tearing off her veil.

She finishes her description of the dream…

And asks the harem women if any of them sees her shepherd boy

To tell him how much she loves him.

And that brings us up to tonight’s passage.

#1 The Question Regarding Her Beloved

Song 5:9

THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

What is your beloved

More than another beloved,

O fairest among women?

What is your beloved

More than another beloved,

That you so charge us?

The daughters of Jerusalem ask this woman to tell them

just what makes this man more special than any other man.

She is challenged to tell them why she loves him so much

that she has become "love sick" over him.

Application:

When you really fall in love with Jesus,

there will always be those around you

who will not understand your devotion to Him.

They won’t understand why you go to church 2 times a week.

They won’t understand why you give 10%… and maybe more…

to the church in His name.

They won’t understand why when you talk about Him.

They won’t understand what makes you tick!

You will be weird.

You will be different.

They will want to know why!

When those times come, they give you a wonderful opportunity

to brag on Jesus!

In fact, we ought to be ready to do just that!

1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

#2 The Qualifications Of Her Beloved

10THE SHULAMITE

My beloved is white and ruddy,

Chief among ten thousand.

11His head is like the finest gold;

His locks are wavy,

And black as a raven.

12His eyes are like doves

By the rivers of waters,

Washed with milk,

And fitly set.

13His cheeks are like a bed of spices,

Banks of scented herbs.

His lips are lilies,

Dripping liquid myrrh.

14His hands are rods of gold

Set with beryl.

His body is carved ivory

Inlaid with sapphires.

15His legs are pillars of marble

Set on bases of fine gold.

His countenance is like Lebanon,

Excellent as the cedars.

16His mouth is most sweet,

Yes, he is altogether lovely.

Let’s stop there!

They want to know why she thinks he is so special

and she tells them all about him in verses 10-16.

The language she uses describes him from head to toe.

She tells just how handsome he is to her.

She tells them that he is the "fairest among ten thousand."

Then, she launches off on a detailed description…

of his glories and his wonders.

All of her terms are terms

that describe beauty, grace, strength and tenderness.

To her, he is the perfect specimen of manhood.

To her, he is absolutely perfect!

Application:

When the Holy Spirit gave Isaiah

a prophecy about the coming Christ…

He said this:

Isaiah 53:2

For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,

And as a root out of dry ground.

He has no form or comeliness;

And when we see Him,

There is no beauty that we should desire Him.

Had you and I lived during the time of the Lord Jesus Christ…

and had we seen Him on the street,

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