Tishri 5780 – Teshuvah Day 34 (10/4/19)

Posted: October 4, 2019 in Song of Songs, Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
The last statement of Chapter 6 was a very sarcastic remark, ‘who does she think she is?
  • In 4:1-5, the King gives 8 praises from her head working down her body, representing her character as she rises in obedience
  • In 7:1-5,  Now the King gives 10 praises from her feet to her head, representing her ministry, publicly defending her. 

MY NOTE: These are very poetic phrases and I don’t think most women today would be blessed by these descriptions. When I read these I think of Kerry Kirkwood on the Sid Roth show telling how his mother would read him Song of Solomon as a bed time story every night when he was young. I actually sat next to him at lunch one day and asked him about it and he confirmed it personally to me. How in the world did she describe navel and twin breasts to a little boy?

Song 7:1,  “How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter! The curves of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman. (2) Your navel is a rounded goblet; it lacks no blended beverage. Your waist is a heap of wheat set about with lilies. (3) Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. (4)  Your neck is like an ivory tower, your eyes like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus. (5)  Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, and the hair of your head is like purple; a king is held captive by your tresses.”

Prince’s Daughter – character fitting royalty. Matthew Henry commented, “She has a princely disposition, something in her truly nobel and generous; she is daughter and heir to the prince of the kings of the earth.”‘

TEN AREAS

  • Feet – evangelism, taking land (Eph 6:15; Is 52:7; Josh 1:3; Luke 15:22)
    • In Sandals – bare feet speak of shame, poverty, humiliation
    • Shoes speak of prosperity and honor – servants and slaves were always barefoot
  • Thighs – strength in her walk in God
    • Jesus’ legs are like pillars of marble (5:15), strong to hold you up.
    • Curves – muscular definition giving her strength, developed by much discipline, costly diligence
    • Her strong walk is costly, as jewels worked on by a skilled workman
  • Navel – speaks of her inner life developed in the beginning
    • Rounded goblet is a healthy navel, opposite of malnourished that would protrude outward.
    • Proverbs 3:8, (the fear of the Lord) “is like health to the navel and marrow to the bones.”
    • Needing no blended beverage means it is fully nourished, lacking nothing.
  • Large Waist – pregnant with Harvest.
    • Harvest will be established in purity and holiness (lilies)
  • Two Breasts – double ability to nourish
    • Youthful fawns, not elderly running out of milk
    • Twins – double portion
    • In Song of Songs 8:8, little sister is not able to nurture anyone
  • Neck – describes her willingness to yield to Him.
    • A rebellious or stiff neck is one filled with pride
    • Ivory towers are rare and costly
      • Her choices cost her greatly! She was willing to do things that were costly to her and it will provide protection to her
  • Eyes – the ability to receive revelation, light, enlightenment
    • Pools of Heshbon were clear, clean water, easy to see through
    • She has keen insight (1:15; 4:2, 9; 6:5)
    • Fish-pools were artificial fish ponds which were very costly to maintain
  • Nose – speaks of discernment
    • Tower of Lebanon was a high tower of protection.
      • Her keen discernment was a protection to her
    • Damascus, Syria was Israel’s greatest enemy. Lebanon was on the north side of Judah facing Syria.
  • Head – speaks of her thought life, filled with royal thoughts. Head with the description speak of thinking of things above, not earthly things.
    • James 3:17 (TPT) “But the wisdom from above is always pure, filled with peace, considerate and teachable.It is filled with love and never displays prejudice or hypocrisy in any form 18 and it always bears the beautiful harvest of righteousness!”
    • Vs 15, (Earthly wisdom and thoughts) “can best be described as the wisdom of this world, both selfish  and devilish.”
  • Hair & Tresses speak of dedication to God
    • In the Hebrew Bible, a nazirite or nazarite is one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. “Nazarite” comes from the Hebrew word נזיר nazir meaning “consecrated” or “separated”. (Wikipedia)
    • Purple speaks of Royalty

 

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