This is the Truth Network. Hidden treasures of the song of songs, which is Solomon's. Well, you may be shocked that I now have a new favorite verse. I don't know.
This could be it. I don't know. But anyway, my mind is blown by this verse. We are in the second verse of the seventh chapter of the song of Solomon. And here we're seeing from what I believe is Christ's description, ten descriptions of the bride coming back from the ten descriptions of him that she gave in the fifth chapter. Just this amazing description. We'll get right into it.
I'll read it in English, which is spectacular itself. So it says, thy navel is a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor. And we're just going to stop there. We'll get to the second part of the verse because it too is part of my favorite verse. But we'll just start with the first one because it's a mouthful.
Believe me. Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor. So I don't know if you've considered the importance of your navel or what's about it. But this verse made me begin to just ponder this a great deal because of what the great Jewish commentator wrote back, which Rashi wrote these things right around the year 1000. So he was born like in one thousand and twenty in Spain. And what an amazing view of the scripture that he had. And what he talked about here is that the Jews have taught for years and years that the Sanhedrin met in a place in the temple that was a cave of hewn out stone. And so they believe that the navel of the world or in other words, the navel of the universe, the place where the earth, the whole earth universe was separated at birth from God, is this hewn out cave where the Sanhedrin would meet to provide Torah knowledge, which is kind of like if you think about it, the belly button is going to receive stuff from the father or the mother, that specifically more the mother, why the child is being grown. And so they believe that this was this particular chamber. However, that looked, but you can't help but think of the actual place of your spiritual birth because Jesus said you must be born again.
Right. And so in order to be born, you get a navel and this place where you were receiving all the nourishment from your mother. And so if you think about we were born again as Jesus rose out of that cave, right out of that hewn out stone. You know, that was what made our freedom possible. And we're now free to move about the country just like when you were born physically, you know, you were no longer connected to your mother. And so we get born supernaturally here with this spiritual navel that just again speaks back to this idea of being centered.
Right. And here was the center of all your nourishment and all this stuff came in from a specific place in your body, your navel. And so it's fascinating beyond fascinating to me that that word navel in Hebrew is apparently a very spectacular route that's in some very beautiful words. One of the words is Sarah, right? When you look at the name Sarah, the first two letters of Sarah are that of a belly button with the third letter being hey, which means here's a belly button expressed, which is Sarah. In other words, you know, here's this ultimate mother that would be Isaac's mother, which is a picture of Christ, right?
In so many different ways you have Sarah. And so there's that belly button. But, you know, something I came across this weekend that just really lit up my life. I actually felt like it was my birthday present yesterday from God. It's the word blessed that begins the 119 Psalm. It also begins the first Psalm. And I believe it's the same word that Jesus was using when he gave us the beatitudes. So that word blessed has the root of it, of a belly button or a navel. And actually, blessed is an aleph, which you may know usually represents the father like Abraham. And so he hears this aleph and then a belly button. So to be centered in the father, like, oh, my goodness. Or, you know, that undoubtedly God, through his word, through his son, gives us everything that we possibly could need.
And that being our center is absolutely spectacular. And then the fact that it wanteth not liquor. Okay. Well, that word is wanteth not is not unlike, you know, the cup that never never runs dry. And you may have heard in the twenty third Psalm that in the Middle Eastern culture, you know, they overfill your cup.
It's saying we have all that we need to give you more and more and more. And so here we have a navel that is overflowing in this mixed wine. Now, this is not in fact, a lot of Rashi translated this word water, not wine. And the reason he did was this is purified drinking water that in those days, you know, they mixed wine with water, not because they were watering down their wine, but because they were purifying the water that they were drinking. Well, and you can't help but know that Jesus's first miracle, right, was that of making wine out of water. And so the idea of water wine is very much connected to the whole messianic idea of the Messiah, because, as you know, that name Messiah begins with a meme, which has to do with water. And Jesus clearly said he was the living water and springs of living water. And so here's this purified, memified water, because if you look at the way that this word mixed wine is spelled, it starts again with that letter mem. And then it has a Zion, which is this reflection or, you know, how the female reflection of their bridegroom, which is just beautiful when you think about it, that this water is making us it's cleansing us so that we can be a reflection of him. And this mixed wine is a beautiful thing that really is. We are a reflection of him in the wine that we will provide for others.
And so when you put this all together, here you have this unbelievable idea of where are you centered, right? And I like I said, my birthday present for Mike's from God, from my point of view yesterday was this idea that the root word of the word of the word blessed is belly button, because it has to do with being centered in the father. And, you know, one of the neatest things I learned from boot camp and doing boot camp talks that has always just blessed my life in so many different ways. And that word blessing is everything to do with what we're talking about here is that, you know, God was not the backup plan as a father for people that like my wife, who lost her father when she was eight. You know, God has always been the great orchestrator, orchestrator of all the fathers in your life. And if you're like me, and we have an exercise where we write down all the different people that have fathered us.
So naturally, I had my earthly father, you know, Bob Delmore, wonderful, wonderful man. But then there were so many other men that came in, Royce Reynolds and man after man after man, that has shown me more of what a father is and and respect and honor and things that only a father, from my perspective, can really help you out. Right. And so just begin to see how father how God is fathering us and to be able to walk with the father.
Right. Jesus came to show us the way to the father. Now, he's a picture of the father. There's no doubt he said he was. He told Philip, you know, if you've seen me, you see my father. And there's no doubt about that.
But what Jesus is longing for is for us to be in that same union with him where we can say in the Lord's Prayer, our father. Right. And so yesterday, as I was. Experienced my birthday. You know, there was one sort of sad note to a very sweet, you know, most of my family, we just had the best time and we spent a lot of time together and just had joy. But there was one family members very close to me.
Unfortunately, I did not hear from. And I know that it's it's my faith stretcher. But, you know, it was my chance to trust the father like I ask him, what should I do?
What should I reach out? You know, and again, I'm just trusting him and asking actually for your prayer so I can be needy out loud that this this this family member of mine where God is testing us both here with our relationship right now that the Lord would find a way to give that back to us in the way that he wants it to be. And again, you know, it's kind of cool that I can really just sit there in this and realize that if I'm centered in the father, I know his heart's good for me. I know he's for me. I know he is also for this loved one that I have.
Then there's no doubt in my mind it's going to all come together. And so what a beautiful thing. And this version of blessed because there's a different one. A blessed like a Barack blessing, but this is a blessed that again is an aleph and then a shin and a race, which is that idea of the father belly button being centered in the father. This particular word also means happy, right? And true happiness comes to my extent when you really understand that God is for you. And if God's for you, who can it be against you? Thanks for listening.
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