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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.

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The Song of Solomon 02

Song 1:1-11

1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.

2THE SHULAMITE

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 SHULAMITE

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.

THE SHULAMITE

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?

8THE BELOVED

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,

several sons,

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.

She loved only her shepherd boy.

Praise the Lord, she did not go willingly!

She wanted only her shepherd boy!

She was there in the king’s chambers against her will!

She begged to be rescued

from the one she didn’t love

by the one she does loved.

Now, let’s look more closely to the events of chapter 1.

1. The song is identified. - Song 1:1

"The song of songs, which is Solomon’s."

_________, what’s your favorite song?

The Song of Solomon is the most beautiful song ever written.

- The "Song of songs" is like the Holy of holies,

- the King of kings,

- the Lord of lords,

How many songs did Solomon write?

1 Kings 4:32

He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.

But this one is the ultimate of songs!

2. The Shulamite thinks about her lover.

Song 1:2-4

The Shulamite

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--For your love is better than

wine. [3] Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is

ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you. [4] Draw me away! The Daughters of Jerusalem: We will run after you. The Shulamite: 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. The Shulamite: Rightly do they love you.

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