SONG OF SOLOMON
Today is Tuesday. I enjoyed yesterday and got several more things accomplished. Today, I will work more on my Wednesday evening Through The Bible presentation, finished up the planning for the Mission's Conference, finish up three lessons I will be teaching during Pastor's School in Hammond, and continuing to work on the six lessons I will be recording in the afternoons of Pastor's School for the online course Hyles-Anderson offers. Then I want to help one of my children around their home some this afternoon or evening. It will be a full, but blessed day. Here are some thoughts from Song of Solomon:
1) BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS- Song of Solomon 2:1 "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." Jesus is the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. This is what S of S 2:1 tells us! The Song of Solomon is a love story that also tells us the love between the church and our Savior. With that in mind it is a beautiful thing.
2) LITTLE THINGS CAN MESS UP BIG THINGS- In Song of Solomon 2:15, it says: "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes." The thought here is that these little foxes spoiled the vines of the vineyard. Little problems (foxes) can affect big things (vineyards). Take care of the little things and the big things will care for themselves. Don't let little things divert you from your goals in life. Deal with them, but don't focus on them. Small things can ruin the big picture only if we let them.
3) LET'S SUM HIM UP! Just Like Eccl. 12:13 summed up what life is all about, Song of Solomon 5:16, sums Jesus up. It says: ".... he is altogether lovely." This is describing the love of lady described in chapter one. This man she is in love with is "altogether lovely". This relationship between them symbolizes the love between the Church and Jesus Christ. We (the church) are the bride, and Jesus is the groom. He is "altogether lovely"! This statement sums Jesus up real well. He is everything and more!
4) CHRIST'S DESIRE IS TOWARDS US- S of S 7:10 "I am by beloved's and his desire is toward me." Here we see the love between Solomon and the Shulamite woman. In S of S 6:3, we read: "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine:", here we see how Christ feels about us and how we should feel about Him.
5) LOVE- Song of Solomon is a love story between a woman and her beloved. It is a picture of love that exists between Christ and the Church. Here is the key verse about love: S of S 8:7- "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned." Love is that powerful and that meaningful, and this is the love God has for us and we should have towards Him!! We ought to have that love for our LORD, our mates, our children, our loved ones, and fellow Christians!!
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day! Pastor Mike Mutchler