[Linux4christians] Friday - Song of Songs 7
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
Thu Jun 23 21:22:46 EDT 2011
Song of Songs 7
7:1 /*The Lover to His Beloved:*/
How beautiful are your sandaled feet, O nobleman's daughter!
The curves of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a
7:2 Your navel is a round mixing bowl -- may it never lack mixed wine!
Your belly is a mound of wheat, encircled by lilies.
7:3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
7:4 Your neck is like a tower made of ivory.
Your eyes are the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath-Rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon overlooking Damascus.
7:5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel.
The locks of your hair are like royal tapestries -- the king is held
captive in its tresses!
7:6 How beautiful you are! How lovely, O love, with your delights!
The Palm Tree and the Palm Tree Climber
7:7 /*The Lover to His Beloved:*/
Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like clusters of
7:8 I want to climb the palm tree, and take hold of its fruit stalks.
May your breasts be like the clusters of grapes, and may the fragrance
of your breath be like apricots!
7:9 May your mouth be like the best wine, flowing smoothly for my
beloved, gliding gently over our lips as we sleep together.
Poetic Refrain: Mutual Possession
7:10 /*The Beloved about Her Lover:*/
I am my beloved's, and he desires me!
The Journey to the Countryside
7:11 /*The Beloved to Her Lover:*/
Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside; let us spend the night
in the villages.
7:12 Let us rise early to go to the vineyards, to see if the vines have
budded, to see if their blossoms have opened, if the pomegranates are in
bloom -- there I will give you my love.
7:13 The mandrakes send out their fragrance; over our door is every
delicacy, both new and old, which I have stored up for you, my lover.
Lord, You have often declared Your love for us, Jesus said "How I have
longed to gather you to Myself." May I be certain of Your love and
Solomon, like his father, David was given to pen reams of flowery
phraseology -- in this case complimentary -- in much of the Psalms
(David) and Ecclesiastes (Solomon) -- considerably more negative.
Here Solomon described the physical details of his young wife's body
using comparative images which could defy the ability of a reader to
comprehend. [What do twin 4-legged gazelles and a woman's breasts have
in common, other than the numeric similarity?]
He returned to the reference to intoxication, perhaps explaining his
poetic excesses, describing kissing her lips as like wine to his senses.
After her prior expression of concern for his commitment, followed by
her hopeful declaration that his love would bring him back to her, she
hears his praise and declares again her certainty of his commitment "I
am my beloved's, and he desires me!"
Solomon concludes by inviting her to the countryside, saying that if
things are in bloom he would make love to her in the gardens.
The woman emphasizes relationship, though she echoes Solomon's emphasis
upon physical attributes, which Solomon mostly speaks of the physical.
Might Solomon have been trying to assure the woman with his flowery
language, given his growing bevy of young and beautiful wives and
concubines from across the known world?
Solomon seemed to have a need to seek-out unusual experiences in unusual
When have you read a poem or story wherein which the language was so
extreme and flowery that it became difficult to follow?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal a place when He likes to meet you. Some
place where you break away from the world and where you are the least
distracted by the things of the world.
Today I will make time to be where the Lord God most effectively touches
my heart and mind. It may be a certain room in your home at a certain
time of day, it may be a place in your back yard or a park, it may be in
a place where believers gather, or somewhere else. The key is to try and
find a place that makes intimate communion with Him most-possible.
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Saturday's text will be:
Song of Songs 8
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
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David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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