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Summary: This is the 14th 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 14

Song of Solomon 6:4-10

4 THE BELOVED

O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah,

Lovely as Jerusalem, Awesome as an army with banners!

5Turn your eyes away from me, For they have overcome me.

Your hair is like a flock of goats going down from Gilead.

6Your teeth are like a flock of sheep

Which have come up from the washing;

Every one bears twins, and none is barren among them.

7Like a piece of pomegranate Are your temples behind your veil.

8There are sixty queens And eighty concubines,

And virgins without number.

9My 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,

The queens and the concubines, And they praised her.

10Who is she who looks forth as the morning,

Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun,

Awesome as an army with banners?

King Solomon wanted this Shulamite girl

more than anything.

He apparently heard her desire for her shepherd

and breaks into the conversation.

This was not the first time this has happened.

Back in chapter 1:9-11,

he did the same thing after the Shulamite

spoke of her shepherd to the daughters of Jerusalem.

It seems he was not going to let the Shepherd get the upper hand

in the courting of this beautiful young lady.

In Song 1:9-11,

King Solomon voiced his high regard for this young maiden,

Song 1:9-11

I have compared you, my love,

To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots.

10 Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,

Your neck with chains of gold.

11THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

We will make you ornaments of gold

With studs of silver.

King Solomon saw her differently

than the other women in his harem.

However, he only speaks of her appearance.

And after he speaks to her in this way,

she says that all she wants is her shepherd boy.

However, Solomon doesn’t give up easily!

He tries to use similar words used by the shepherd

as he speaks of the Shulamite.

Remember, in Song 4:1-5,

the shepherd expressed what he saw in the Shulamite girl?

Though this girl was not perfect,

to him, she was!

He loved everything about her.

He loved her from head to toe

and mentioned:

* Her eyes.

* Her hair.

* Her teeth.

* Her lips.

* Her speech.

* Her temples.

* Her neck.

* Her bosom.

Now, in Song 6:4-10,

Solomon pours on the flatteries,

Not to be outdone by a lowly shepherd, Solomon mentions:

* Her beauty.

* Her eyes.

* Her hair.

* Her teeth.

* Her temples.

* Her purity.

Solomon could only hope that his deceitful words

would be enough to take this girl away from her lover to himself.

I mentioned in an earlier message in this series…

that there are 3 enemies we face every day

when it comes to our relationship with the Lord.

Those enemies are mentioned in 1 John 2:16,

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world.

The 3 enemies: #1 Our flesh.

#2 Our eyes.

#3 Our pride

These always seem to get in the way.

The world and its attractions are very influential in our lives.

The charms of Satan are more than just lies or twisted truth.

His tricks are well-thought out craftiness.

He knows what he is doing

to lure us away from our Shepherd.

Ephes. 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

The "Wiles" are the deceitfulness, and trickery" of the devil.

This is just what Solomon was doing to the Shulamite girl…

with his words.

He wanted the thought of leaving her poor shepherd boy

to be a pleasant one.

Conclusion:

I want to close with a Bible illustration taken from Proverbs 7:

Proverbs 7:21-22

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,

With her flattering lips she seduced him.

22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,

Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

Just like the wiles of the Devil,

the wiles of this unvirtuous woman

were well-thought out, cunningly maneuvered,

artistically crafted, and deceitfully done.

Satan is well-aware of what it will take

to turn our hearts away from our Good Shepherd.

Solomon thought he knew

what would draw the heart of the Shulamite.

Satan knows what strings to pull in our hearts.

* For Eve, it was the lust of the flesh.

* For Achan, it was the lust of the eyes.

* For King Uzziah, it was the pride of life.

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