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Summary: This is the fifth 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 05

Song of Solomon 2:8-10

8 THE SHULAMITE

The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes

Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.

9My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.

Behold, he stands behind our wall;

He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice.

10My beloved spoke, and said to me: "Rise up, my love, my fair one,

And come away.

The loving bantering is now over with for at least a while.

The Shulamite girl now turns her attention to Solomon’s harem.

So far, they have attempted to turn her affection

away from her lowly shepherd boy to the king.

But the Shulamite girl won’t listen to them.

She now speaks to women of Solomon’s harem

Telling them about her shepherd.

1. The voice of her beloved.

Verse 8 THE SHULAMITE

The voice of my beloved!

Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.

She is telling the king’s court ladies about her man.

- She tells them about how they first met!

_________, tell us how you and _____ met!

Well, one day, the shepherd came to see her!

He wanted to begin courting her.

Everything in this verse points to the fact

that this event happened in the not-too-distant past.

She tells it like it is happening at that moment.

Since that day when they met, he has come to her often.

She heard him coming.

His voice was calling out to her.

Like one of his sheep, she knows his voice before she sees him.

She can easily distinguish it from the voice of a stranger

Application:

Doesn’t that remind us of Jesus?

Jesus says in John 10:4-5

And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers."

Are you listening to the voice of the Savior?

The Shulamite girl listens for the voice of her future groom.

Jesus says in John 3:29

He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.

No other voice can speak to the heart and make it beat faster!’’

There’s a grand old hymn “Where He Leads Me”

I can hear my Savior calling,

I can hear my Savior calling,

I can hear my Savior calling,

“Take thy cross and follow, follow Me.”

- Verse 9 she describes his arrival,

My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.

Behold, he stands behind our wall;

He is looking through the windows,

Gazing through the lattice.

Gazelles or young stags run fast!

Does that remind us of when Jesus comes for His bride?

1 Cor. 15:52

in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Jesus says in Revelation 3:11

Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.

Rev. 22:7

"Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

Rev. 22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.

Rev. 22:20

He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

We must be listening for the voice of the Great Shepherd!

He will come to us quickly! AMEN?

(Pause)

There he was, standing behind a wall at her house.

He was peeking through a window to let her know he is there.

It seems her brothers did not want him to be there,

as we will see later.

- He managed to get her attention!

- He asks her to come away with him,

Application:

It is a wall of sin that separates us from God!

Jesus comes to break down that wall!

Isaiah 59:1

Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened,

That it cannot save;

Nor His ear heavy,

That it cannot hear.

Jesus is waiting to be gracious, and ready to be reconciled to us!

He’s waiting upon our repentance.

Then he looks in at the windo.

He sees the condition of our hearts.

Jesus shows Himself to our souls!

He extends the gracious invitation to come walking with him,

Song 2:10 My beloved spoke, and said to me: "Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.

Verse 13 says the same, "...Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."

The Shulamite is telling all this to Solomon’s harem.

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