Posts Tagged ‘You have ravished my heart’

Song 4:9, “You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished my heart with one look of your eyes, with one link of your necklace.”

WOW! This is how Jesus feels about us! Mike Bickle says this is a high point for Jesus in the Song of Songs.

  • Ravished– to be filled with emotions of joy or delight because of one who is unusually attractive (Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary)
  • My sister, my spouse (4:8, 9, 10, 11, 12; 5:1, 2) This is equally yoked by blood and by law, like Abram and Sarai.
    • My sister – from Jesus as the Son of Man
    • My spouse – from Jesus as the Son of God
  • Look of the eyes – looking up in devotion, ‘lift up your eyes’ means ‘spiritually’
  • Necklace – the neck speaks of our will
    • Links speak of each time we willingly obey
    • Prov 1:8 (CJB) My son, heed the discipline of your father, and do not abandon the teaching of your mother; (9) they will be a garland to grace your head, a medal of honor for your neck.”

Song 4:10, “How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, and the scent of your perfumes than all spices!”

  • Wine speaks of what exhilarates the heart. Think about this, our love for Jesus exhilarate His heart!
  • Perfume is called ointment, invisible. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and the affect of the Spirit’s anointing on us excites Jesus!
  • The scent of perfume is our inner life. The scent is in the inside and comes out from crushing. (2 Cor 2:14-15)
    • Spices refer to what is bought with a great price
    • Spices came through merchants from other countries

Song 4:11, “Your lips, O my spouse, drip as the honeycomb; honey and milk are under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.”

  • Lips refer to our speech
    • No idle words, no course jesting
  • Honey is sweet and used for healing. Honey takes time to develop (gathering, preparing, storing).
  • Watchman Nee, “From the mouth of the maiden issue forth sweet and refreshing words, not gossip, jokes, or rash words. Her words are not outbursts of torrents, but drops of honey from the honeycomb. This is the slowest kind of dripping.”
  • Under the tongue is where food is stored, the top of the tongue is where it is eaten.
    • Honey is stored for the weak ones
    • Milk is stored for the new babes in Christ
  • Garments speak of her outward conduct, what is seen, like our attitude, behavior, manners.
    • Lebanon was known for the beautiful fragrance

Song 4:12, “A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse, a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.”

  • Enclosed Garden, not open to the public; expensive to maintain; locked from compromise” (“A” garden, singular)
    • Now the Beloved can find refreshing and pleasure in her garden, heart, ministry; only for His pleasure. Holiness – separated for Him alone!
  • Watchman Nee, “A garden is not ordinary ground; it is not for ordinary planting. Nor is it a field, which is fit for tilling. It is specially designed for beauty and enjoyment. It can contain trees, but for the purpose of the trees is not for the wood. It can have fruit, but its goal is not the fruit. Its attention is on the flowers; the flowers are for beauty and for pleasing the eyes.”
  • Spring shut up – undefiled, pure water, purity
  • Fountain sealed – not public fountain where people would bath, not available for animals to defile.