“ The Song of Songs ”
Song of Solomon 1:1-3
I. The Bride’s love to her Husband
A) Kisses of his mouth
- Note in verse 3…
- Ladies, your mouths should be something your husband will want to kiss.
- Not an ash tray, not with the slobber of another man, not of deceit.
- .. the same is for you!
B) Thy love is better than wine
- Why “better than wine?”
- Wine tastes better the longer you keep it.
- Love towards your husband/wife should grow bigger the longer you are married.
C) Thy name is an ointment poured forth
- Our name should be a good name.
- A name that when it is “poured forth” (told to others) it will smell good.
- In other words… when someone talks about you they will not have anything bad to say about you. It will be all good things.
D) Draw me
- Read verse 4… Draw me…. Let me have the full assurance of thy affection.
- To “draw” someone, means to pull them close to you.
- True love will create a desire to be close to your sweetheart
E) The other side to this story
- These are also talking about Jesus and His church.
- As you know “the bride” is often referred to as the church.
- The groom is “Jesus.”
- The bride (church) is awaiting to be married to the groom. (When Christ comes to rapture the church. )
- The bride (Church,which is it’s members) should not be found doing things to not please Him.
II. The Bridegroom Describes His Bride
A) If you know not
- Read verses 8-10…Women and men who do not know the answers of how to live righteously should consult the shepherds… The pastors.
- If the pastor does not know then he needs to lead them to someone who does.
B) I have compared thee
- “with a company of horses” Who would compare their wives to a group of horses?
- What is meant here is simple… a company of horses only means the Egyptian horses which are beautiful and strong.
C) Thy cheeks
- Note verse 10… Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, She wore jewelry that glowed upon her cheeks.
D) Dove’s eyes
- doves’ eyes--large and beautiful in the doves of Syria.
E) Describing our spouse
- We should be as Isaiah 62:5… and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
III. He Brought Me To The Banqueting House
A) His banner
- Look at chapter 2:4…
- “His banner over me;” The church is compared to an army.
- And the love of Christ… is the banner under which she (the church) marches.
B) The Banqueting House
- This is heaven!
- When the church and Christ are united in the marriage (The rapture) we will be going to the banqueting house (Heaven)
- Revelation 19:7… Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
- We as the church should be ready for our groom (Jesus) when He comes!