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Summary: This is the ninth 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 9

Song of Solomon 4:1-5

1 THE BELOVED

Behold, you are fair, my love!

Behold, you are fair!

You have dove’s eyes behind your veil.

Your hair is like a flock of goats,

Going down from Mount Gilead.

2Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep

Which have come up from the washing,

Every one of which bears twins,

And none is barren among them.

3Your lips are like a strand of scarlet,

And your mouth is lovely.

Your temples behind your veil

Are like a piece of pomegranate.

4Your neck is like the tower of David,

Built for an armory,

On which hang a thousand bucklers,

All shields of mighty men.

5Your two breasts are like two fawns,

Twins of a gazelle,

Which feed among the lilies.

The Song of Songs continues with yet another voice.

This time, it is the voice of the shepherd to the Shulamite.

The shepherd’s words are tender and modest

when compared to those of King Solomon.

The king’s descriptions come in chapters 6 and 7.

His words are not important at this point in the Song.

1. The shepherd’s arrival. - Song 4:1

1 THE BELOVED

Behold, you are fair, my love!

Behold, you are fair!

You have dove’s eyes behind your veil.

Your hair is like a flock of goats,

Going down from Mount Gilead.

- This young man could not wait to see his one and only love.

- The phrase, "my love," throughout the book to the Shulamite.

- It means, "my friend, my beloved one, my companion."

Application:

That should describe how we feel about our spouses!

Does it?

And what about your relationship with Jesus?

Jesus thinks we are beautiful!

Psalm 45:11

So the King will greatly desire your beauty;

Because He is your Lord, worship Him.

Isa 62:3 - You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

Psalm 27:4

One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.

2. The shepherd’s adoration. - Song 4:2-5

2 Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep

Which have come up from the washing,

Every one of which bears twins, And none is barren among them.

3 Your lips are like a strand of scarlet, And your mouth is lovely.

Your temples behind your veil Are like a piece of pomegranate.

4 Your neck is like the tower of David, Built for an armory,

On which hang a thousand bucklers, All shields of mighty men.

5 Your two breasts are like two fawns,

Twins of a gazelle,Which feed among the lilies.

The imagery here is unmistakably the words of a shepherd!

King Solomon was never a shepherd!

His father, David, was…but not Solomon!

He grew up in the King’s palace with all its luxuries!

So…these words must be the words of the young shepherd!

- This young girl was not perfect!

- But to him, she was!

- He loved everything about her.

- He loves her from head to toe.

- He mentions:

* Her eyes.

* Her hair.

* Her teeth.

* Her lips.

* Her speech.

* Her temples.

* Her neck.

* Her bosom.

This girl had no desire to become a queen,

but the shepherd saw her as a beauty queen!

- Notice what he said about her eyes,

" You have dove’s eyes behind your veil.


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