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June 9, 2022 8:39 am
Song of Songs 1:16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
Here the woman reflects back to why she is fair - Because she radiates His beauty and then she make reference to pleasant, that word in Hebrew is the same as the last verse in Psalms 16:11 "at His right hand are pleasures forevermore." No wonder their bed is green, abiding in Him they bear much fruit... How did I know this was the woman speaking - Ahh for that you will have to listen...
This is the Truth Network treasurers song of songs, which is around today in verse 16 of the first chapter of the song a song in our never-ending rest on where I had a moment like 00 now I get it this morning and were to get into that like that you know you want to hit your head move with your hand and go. How did I not see this before, or maybe as before, the disregarded. I don't know, but it's pretty eye-opening and so will get into that in a minute but before let's read the verse in English it says it says, behold, thou art fair, my beloved J pleasant in our bed is green so as I go to study this verse. It just kind of like a house, I was noticing that you know all the commentators will immediately say will this was the bathroom in the situation.
Speaking back to his bride because as we talked about yesterday that this is Jesus telling us, thou art fair, behold, thou art fair twice and then it comes down here and I was like wow how did they all know that this now is is now is the bride speaking back to the groom and so as I looked at this, I realized all my goodness it's consistent that when you see that beloved that is, the doll advised island that is her speaking of him and so she called him like dog like that beloved anytime that that's made reference to. That's how you know the person switched that now she calls him doll advised Ali, but he calls her that Ryan name that we talked about yesterday which has to do with sort of a shepherdess as a shepherdess with a light in her eyes, which is significant when you think Out. You know how many times that that were asked to feed the sheep in that kind of stuff in the Scriptures that here Jesus is is said in the previous verse that thou art my car shepherdess with a light in her eyes where she is calling him.
You know, David.
So yes, yes and and certainly it's consistent. As I look through it. Like I said I want to hit my head with the hand, and go out that I'd not seen this before, but clearly when they're making that reference to beloved or or my love those are different ways that they are expressing their love and again it's one bit that I think it's fascinating that she know the bride refers to him as David based on the fact that he would be the son of Bob anyway. This spectacular stuff and the fact that he is a servant above. He came to serve right and all that has to do with dollar five dollars is just beautiful, but to get back to this verse. She's saying they know now that you've told me twice on beloved or the reason I am is I'm a reflection of usually sand thou art fair, or she is saying to him, thou art fair based on the beauty that you've given me.
In other words, were a reflection of Christ and says also pleasant will that word pleasant. There is spectacular and the reason I say that is if you look at the 16th Psalm, which I find it interesting that this is the 16th verse, at the very end of the 16th on the last verse the 16th Psalm is a spectacular verse. Most of you may have heard, it's in his presence is fullness of joy, but the second part of that is at his right hand are pleasures forever more. Will that word pleasures is that word right there that same word that is translated pleasant in this verse is the same word that are pleasures for evermore, and so here obviously Solomon is taking the same idea of pleasures for evermore, and seeing how that leads to, you know, when we engage with Christ you know where it says apart from you. We can do nothing, but with you. We can do everything in there because of that our bed is green and is a beautiful idea and certainly different ways of the word that he uses here for bed which has to do with an archway which gets back to the whole idea of her trying to figure out what statutes are and statute start with a hat.
Well, the idea of an archway and a Hooper that you get married under is is this whole idea of the hat and and so that is that the union itself is when you think about it and you think about ahead everything to do with this. First, because a hat is a male energy that is coming down. That is the five of its being reflected back by the Zion in and so that's the whole idea what she just said I'm beautiful because I'm reflecting you and then over the top is called Hector Tarik which is an archway which is the marriage between them. The male and the female. There and that obviously leads to the green bed.
In other words, so many beautiful different things and Rossi comments about this verse just beautifully that the church itself.
The tabernacle was an arch and and that in that when actually in the tent.
The temple was as well that when apparently Joash was hidden said it was a hidden in the bedchamber. That bedchamber was in the temple and so the idea of the temple being a bedchamber is is somewhat of a scriptural concept that, of course, when we meet with Jesus, you know, that's when we you know we now can be fruitful because apart from you can do nothing. But when were together right then we bear much fruit. And there's the idea of this whole thing right here as we reflect his beauty as we enjoy those pleasures for evermore. Then we become fruitful and you know that that the gorgeous thing about that is you have a family and you have a family at your church. I hope and church.
Meaning, you know that community that were you meet together with Christ and you love one another and as good shepherds right you make your sheep lay down all their laying down their life right there laying down their life.
That's what Jesus did was lay down his life for his sheep. As it says in John 10 well this is everything to do with with what's going on here as we are shepherding with Christ we get to be fruitful and we have no like I am so blessed to have so many communities that are what I would call the church. I have my special needs class which you know they all love us and we love them and then we have in our Bible study that is in our neighborhood which is a similar community where we share that I have the masculine journey team was a group of guys. I also have my Bible study Thursday morning. I have my group where I meet you know on Thursday afternoons and and now I've got a couple churches I'm working with as well so you know God just continues to make his bed, his bed fruitful right and we get a chance to see him bear much fruit as we spend more time with him.
We can just delight trip with pleasures for evermore. Like that that last in his presence and his presence is in his right hand are forever thanks for this