Tishri 5780 – Teshuvah Day 32 (10/2/19)

Posted: October 2, 2019 in Song of Songs, Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
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Day 3 of the 10 Days of Awe

Songs 6:1, (The Daughters of Jerusalem)Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned aside, that we may seek him with you?”

  • After hearing of how beautiful and wonderful her Beloved is, the love of the maiden has drawn the immature to seek Him with all their heart. They realize their void, not experiencing the same intimacy.

Songs 6:2, (the maiden replies) “My beloved has gone to his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed his flock in the gardens, and to gather lilies.”

  • Now she is teaching the immature how to seek intimacy.
  • Garden (Church, Body of Christ)
    • Gardens (plural) speak of individual believers and their place of intimacy with Jesus
  • His Garden – His secret place
  • Spices – sweet smelling (grace ministry whether it is) private or public
  • Beds – garden terrace or bed (within the garden)

Songs 6:3,am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. He feeds his flock among the lilies.”

There is a progression in her love and commitment for the Beloved:

  • 1:4, My Beloved is to ME
  • 2:15, My Beloved is MINE and I am His
    • the first 2 it is all about herself, then Him
  • 6:3, I am my Beloved’s and my beloved is mine
    • She is coming higher, putting the flesh in its place
  • 7:10, I am my Beloved’s and His desire is towards me
    • Now she is totally sold out

In Chapter One she asked where He feeds His flock – now she is teaching others how Jesus wants to feed them individually.

  • Among the Lilies – purity, separated (Mt 5:8, pure in heart will see God)

Songs 6:4, (The Beloved) O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners!”

  • Tizrah – the most beautiful city of the Canaanite and became the Capital city of the divided kingdom of Israel (Josh 12:24; I Ki 14:17; 15:33; 16:8, 23; 2 Ki 15:14)
    • Tizra means ‘pleasant’ or ‘my delight’
    • Natural Beauty – beautiful to unbelievers, soul-winner
  • Jerusalem – Spiritual Capital of Israel blessed with the presence of God. She is prized with her ‘spiritual beauty’. David found the city, but Solomon made the city beautiful with the Temple.
  • Army with Banners – victorious, defeated her greatest enemy – her flesh and her thought life! (The defeated enemy lost all their banners)

What is the most beautiful was that she was doing this to move the King’s heart, and not for anyone else – not trying to please or move people, no self promoting!

Songs 6:5, “Turn your eyes away from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats going down from Gilead.”

This is poetic language – Jesus does not want us to stop looking at Him.

  • Matthew Henry comments, “When we are calling to God to turn the eye of His favor towards us, He is calling us to turn our eye of obedience towards Him.”

How he is going to use 3 natural features to describe her: hair, teeth and cheeks

  • Hair -commitment, dedication
  • Majestic as a flock of male goats
    • Proverbs 30:29, “There are three things which are majestic in pace..walk; (31) a greyhound, a male goat, king whose troops are with him”

What we saw in 4:1-3 were prophetic – he now speaks from what he sees naturally.

Songs 6:6, “Your teeth are like a flock of sheep which have come up from the washing; every one bears twins, and none is barren among them.”

  • Teeth – her ability to chew strong meat, which is to rightly divide the Word of God. If there is a right way to understand and teach the Word of God, there is also a wrong way.
  • Shorn – Songs 4:2 adds ‘shorn’ to describe the sheep, clipped and balanced

Songs 6:7, “Like a piece of pomegranate are your temples behind your veil.”

  • Temples – Cheeks, emotions
  • Pomegranate – red, blushing
  • Veiled – modesty

Jesus sees us as committed, dedicated, balanced in the Word and innocent to Him as we draw closer to Him and farther away from the world. SELAH

 

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