This is the Truth Network. Hidden Treasures of the Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Oh, are we going to get upheld? We're here with the Islamic verse, which is the 15th verse in the fifth chapter of the Song of Solomon, and the 15th letter is an Islamic. And if you look at the Islamic section, you can see, you know, there are two references to being upheld in the Islamic section of the 119 Psalm, and I think you're going to see that quickly in the Islamic verse of the fifth chapter of the Song of Solomon, as we have here a description of the beloved, of our beloved, of Jesus.
In so many different ways, I think you could write books and books on just what this all is saying here as just absolutely marvelous. And certainly, I think you're going to enjoy all the different commentaries of what people have said about this verse. But anyway, verse 15 reads in English, we'll read it, his legs, that's something to be upheld by, right? His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold. That's the first part of the verse.
We'll of course cover the second part later because this is enough to make a book right here. So I think it's always helpful to get some insight from different commentators who obviously spent a lot of time meditating and praying about these, and so, you know, one of the neat things, I always like to look at the Jewish commentaries, and here they point out that, you know, if this is the Messiah, which it clearly is, and they know that, then it is also going to be the Word of God. And so Rashi points out that this has everything to do with the idea of juxtaposition or that scripture is in an exact order and upheld with sockets of gold. In other words, everything is exactly where it is supposed to be.
Every jot, every tittle is exactly where it's supposed to be, and I love that. And I actually love that, you know, it's a neat meditation to look at all these attributes of Christ as the scriptures themselves. In fact, there's another Jewish commentator that made reference when we were talking about, you know, his belly of ivory. They said that, you know, the middle of the scriptures, the Psalms, and that have, you know, are the soft part of the body there, but they're also, you know, absolutely bright, shining.
I, you know, there, again, you could spend a whole lot of time meditating on any of these because they're all Jesus, and I mean, how can you get better than that? So I love, love, love what Matthew Henry said about the legs of, that are pillars of marble, is he makes reference to, you know, Jesus having grace and truth, two pillars that everything is built on, right? And from John chapter one, and he references the 68th Psalm as being God on the move, you know, which again, it's just, it's spectacular. So, you know, I think as you look at this, you could look at any section of the scripture because it is Jesus, right?
And so, you know, it's really, really, really spectacular in my opinion. So I, as you might guess, decided to study the word pillars and to study, study the word marble and, and the idea of legs. And so legs, interestingly, from my standpoint, the very says, it says his legs, legs in Hebrew are exactly the same word as streets. So they are the way to get to someplace specifically to walk with God. I mean, you know, the, the really neat thing as, as we walk with God like Enoch did, you know, then we're going to go someplace. And so, you know, the idea that these legs are taking you someplace, it fits perfectly with the idea of the next utterance, which is, you know, let the animals that creep upon the earth. Well, you can't help but think that all the stuff that got with legs happened there on the sixth day and this particular utterance that lines up with this, you know, that, that obviously all the things that move upon the earth were made on that particular utterance and legs were a big part of that. And I, that lines up beautifully with me, but also the idea of walking with God, cause you're, you know, that's, what's better than that, you know, of being able to express ourselves with God and him expressing himself with us.
So legs are a big part of that. Pillars, you know, he used the word, Solomon did the same word as the pillars of fire and the pillars of smoke. And, you know, that, that, and again, Solomon was big on pillars, right? You might know that he made these beautiful pillars in the temple and, you know, they had all their significance and he had, you know, two pillars and I'm sure he would talk about, you know, Boaz, I'm trying to think of the other, the name of the other pillar, but anyway, both of those had significant meaning and you could think about that. But I love the idea of marble.
Okay. And the, and the word marble in Hebrew is actually just two shins and that means to bleach something absolutely white. So that would be alabaster or in this case it's translated marble.
And so this idea of, of something that's absolutely pure and there's no doubt that his legs are pure and they're taking you to pure places. And I love the idea also that marble throughout the centuries has been associated or symbolized immortality. And the idea of King David's, I mean the marble King David, you can picture those marble legs of his that are obviously the pillars that hold him up of, you know, eternally. But, you know, it's, it's, it's really a neat thing to think that these legs give us immortality, right? That is the, the, the, the support and the being upheld, like the Psalmic idea of all that is on this marble and then set upon sockets of fine gold.
Okay. These legs, they're pillars of marble set upon sockets of fine gold and beautifully, and beautifully, beautifully, beautifully, the word sockets, you may not be surprised. His main letter is the Psalmic because of course that is the way they're going to be supported is with that idea of the Psalmic, which is this unbelievable strength that God has.
And again, I would urge anybody to go read the verses in the Psalmic section, just get an idea of why that sockets makes perfect sense, that this is going to be the structure that supports Jesus's legs. And, you know, of course, he's all these things. He is the Psalmic, he, you know, he is the shin, he is all those things. And of course, fine gold we've talked about many times has to do with, you know, his word is true from the beginning and all, you know, is righteous. You know, that, that, that idea of, that the, the scripture itself is on a foundation of pure gold, right? That, that, that, that's true from the beginning and every one of thy righteous judgments endure forever. In other words, since it's on such an absolute foundation, and I couldn't help but think of, you know, what a great foundation you saints of the Lord, you know, we, we found in his excellent word.
I don't remember the exact words of the thing, but, you know, there it is. I mean, in so many different ways, you know, you just see that like, oh my goodness. And, and so as you, as you think about these legs, and again, I'm, I'm in a season of walking a lot with God and, and asking him, you know, things as we express ourselves back and forth. And so last night after I ate dinner, we ate dinner really late and we caught a bunch of fish by the way, which was really fun.
And each time I caught a fish, I couldn't help but think of the spark of God and those, you know, and we had talked about the fish in the previous episode this week, but anyway, I was excited about all that. And I was on this walk with God and I decided, you know, where I live in Stokesdale gets really dark because we're not by a big city. And so when you get really dark, I went back into the woods for a minute and saw a billion stars. I mean, a billion stars. I don't know if you've looked in the sky when it's, I hope you have in some places, like if you go to the outer banks of North Carolina, or if you're way out in the ocean on a cruise ship and all the lights are off, like, oh man. I mean, you can see that this, that, you know, why they say you couldn't count the stars. Of course you think about, you know, in Bible times, there weren't a lot of city lights and they could look up there in the wilderness and see, oh my goodness, all those stars. But as I was looking at those stars, I couldn't help but reflect and just say, oh, wow. Yeah.
Jesus. You have all those stars in your hands, right? We talked about the previous verse, but that how, you know, on the day that he, he created the sun and the moon and all the stars that those that's, what's in his hands. And it is in his hands.
And like, how big is he that he has all that. And, and as I was just expressing myself to him, I was thinking back of the word that I, you know, fortunately, you know, God's given me to store in my heart of these verses of the Song of Solomon, to think of him in that way. And I, you know, I just got like, oh man, just blown away, standing there, looking, realizing the magnificent of the heavens, the magnificence of the heavens and seeing the stars. And I couldn't help but note that, that when you see God somewhere, whatever you see him, right, that's the idea of the shin, you've now refined it, you know, the, that idea of what you just looked up in the sky.
And so, you know, the more refined you get, if you got two shins, right, it would be bleach white, like his white legs. I mean, it's just all remarkable stuff. And I think that you could just meditate and meditate and meditate on the different ways that these pillars are the Word of God, that these two pillars are Jesus's legs that support so very, very much. You know, it's, it's amazing that all, you know, forever, oh Lord, Thy Word is established in the heavens. I mean, and it's based on, you know, these pillars of grace and truth. I mean, it's all so cool. It just comes together. Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you see it today.
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