Summary: This is the second 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.
1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--
For your love is better than wine.
3Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.
4Draw me away!
THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
We will run after you.
The king has brought me into his chambers.
THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
We will be glad and rejoice in you.
We will remember your love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you.
5I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
6Do not look upon me, because I am dark,
Because the sun has tanned me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
They made me the keeper of the vineyards,
But my own vineyard I have not kept.
7(TO HER BELOVED)
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?
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.
9I have compared you, my love,
To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots.
10Your 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.
By way of a short review,
we saw last week that no place in the Bible
gives us a more beautiful picture of the sweet relationship
that should exist between Jesus and His people
as does the Song of Solomon.
The girl, mentioned here, was a very poor Shulamite girl.
She came from a shepherd’s country.
She was in love with a shepherd boy in the hills.
She was engaged to get married to him!
And they were very deeply in love.
Solomon was king of Israel at this time!
He was out to add women to his harem.
He eventually would have 1,000 wives & concubines.
When Solomon saw the young Shulamite girl,
he wanted to add her to his "collection."
She was a very beautiful girl!
And Solomon was obsessed by her.
He wanted to bring her to his palace to love him.
But she refused all of his offers.
We also learned last week
that the story is about a family living at Shunem
consisting of a widowed mother,
and one daughter.
They made a living by farming and raising livestock.
The brothers loved their little sister very much.
Since her father was dead..
They took her under their personal care
promising her that there would be a great reward…
if she remained a girl of sexual purity and virtue
until her wedding night.
One day, while tending the flock,
at noon, she sat down beneath a shade tree
for shelter against the mid-day heat of the sun.
There, she met with the shepherd boy
to whom she became engaged.
But then one day…King Solomon saw her!
Like his father, David, who ordered Bathsheba brought to him…
Solomon demands that this young girl be brought to his palace.
Having been taken captive by Solomon,
the desire of her heart was to be delivered from him.