Hidden Treasures of the Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. We get to finish up the third chapter, which is amazing, in just 11 short verses, the journey that we've been on.
And wow, it sure ends with a bang, as I'm sure you're going to see today. So the 11th verse in the third chapter of the Song of Solomon, in English, reads, Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold, King Solomon, with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him on the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. So wow, there's a lot of ways you can interpret this. And of course, the question that just kind of jumps out there at first is how did we go from the daughters of Jerusalem to the daughters of Zion? And then, you know, the other question that just kind of jumps out at you is, who's the mother that crowned him?
You know, who is this that crowned him with the crown of the day of his espousal? So, you know, as we dig into this, this idea of Zion, that word in Hebrew has to do with a marker or a mark. And so when you look at that, um, you know, a monument of sorts. And so when you look at that, from Raji's perspective, the way he interprets this verse is that, and it's beautiful, that the daughters of Zion are those that are marked with the covenant of circumcision. So that, you know, that's kind of a picture of who, you know, is the chosen children, you know, and the Zion being, you know, the idea of them being marked. And then when it comes to the idea of the mother, you know, he does a beautiful job of explaining that, you know, this has a lot to do with three different ideas that he explains in Psalm 45, which is clearly, clearly the, you know, the wedding Psalm. And there, you know, he makes reference to a daughter. And then he goes on to talk about in chapter five of the Song of Solomon in verse two, he talks about his sister, again, another relationship with a female. And then he moves on to Isaiah 51 four, where it says, hearken to me, my people, my nation, and where it says that when you look at that, where he goes on to explain that, that my people are my nation is related to your mother because the root word of nation is mother.
And when you think about that from a standpoint of like, oh, this is interesting, that when you, if you're like me, and you've got step brothers and sisters, the children of my mother are truly my people more so than the steps, brothers and sisters of either of my parents, because the ones that are of my father and my mother are truly my people, so to speak. And so when you think about this and try to put it all together, I think it's beautiful that Rashi is explaining that, you know, you go with this relationship that God has from his sisters and his beloved and his mother and all these women that are his people. And Rashi goes on to explain that the crown is literally the 10 of meeting because it's crowned with all these different beautiful colors. And so that's, you know, that's clearly the allegory and what's going on there.
But what's really going on here is really spectacular when you think about it. Matthew Henry, he quotes, you know, what was said in John 19 when Pilate said, behold your king. And he was dressed in purple and he had on him a crown of thorns and who put the crown of thorns on him, but his own people, it was his own people that put that crown of thorns on him. And when you think about that crown of thorns being on him, and then when you look at the end of the verse, when it says in the day of his espousals and in the gladness of his heart, yes, it was the day that he died for his church, right?
And then it was the day of his gladness of heart because he knew what he was going to do for you and for me. And it's pretty easy to get mad at the people of Jerusalem, those daughters of Zion. But when you think about it, that's really in my case, every single day, undoubtedly I am putting that crown of thorns on his head every time I don't do what he says. And again, it's beautiful what Jesus said, you know, in Matthew 12 48, Jesus said, but he answered and said unto him that told him, who is my mother and who are my brethren? And you think about what he's saying there, who is my mother and who are my brethren? And at the end of that chapter, he says in verse 50, for whosoever shall do the will of my father, which is in heaven, the same is my brother and sister and mother.
Okay, so those are his people. And wow, if we'll do his will, then we're not having the crown of thorns put back on him. You know, so is the idea of this verse as we get, you know, past this idea of rest that we had in our heart and how beautiful is all that. But now, you know, God is asking us to come out and take a look at how we got this place of rest in our heart. Look, what the magnificence of that Jesus did and how can we be more sensitive as I think about this? You know, it's just a call to realize that wow, as I go through my day, if I'm, if I'm listening to the will of my father, then then I am Jesus's people.
You know, that is that is really truly being his sister, his bride, his mother, you know, his brother, as all those things, you know, apply because we are family. But, you know, it's a beautiful thing. It really is to me that here's an opportunity for us to really reflect. And, you know, I'm gonna be honest that as the day goes through, it's so simple that I'll get a call from somebody I really don't want to talk to. And I look at my phone, I go, I don't want to talk to them, you know, but you can hear the Holy Spirit kind of kind of tugging on you. And sometimes honestly, I go ahead and put the crown of thorns on his head. Or, you know, I'm beginning this thought process of, of how great this is going to be for me in this situation and how good I'm going to look and my pride just takes over again, I'm putting the crown on Jesus's head. And what a wonderful thing it is that he's helping me minute by minute to overcome all these amazing evil desires.
I don't know a better way to put it that I that I face every single day, I'm sure you do as well. And so I think it's absolutely spectacular this verse when you look at it in this context. And we'll just say it again, because I think that I'm just gonna revel in it for a long time. Go forth, oh ye daughters of Zion and behold, King Solomon, with a crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals and in the day of the gladness of his heart. And so if I can just get a grip on putting the crown that he deserves to have in the book of Revelation at the wedding supper, it's going to be absolutely spectacular, all the crowns that all get to go on him because he crowned him with many crowns, good crowns, not the crown that we have a tendency to, to put on help us Lord to be the daughters of Zion to truly be your mother and to truly be your brother and your sister.
And we ask this in Jesus name. Amen. Amen. Amen.
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