Well, wow, wow, wow, did I get a Christmas present this morning as we get into the Song of Solomon. We've finally reached our destination for me. I've been hoping and waiting to get to the eighth chapter as I knew that the eighth chapter has to do with the letter Het, and the letter Het is part of the reason that I was wanting to do this, knowing that there were eight chapters in the Song of Solomon, meaning that it was going to lead to this idea of union, because the letter Het is the beginning of the word statutes and the beginning of a lot of amazing things that all have to do with our union with Christ.
I have no idea what this means. And as God unpacked it for me, it became more and more and more miraculous, because as you may know, it was on the eighth day that a Jew got circumcised, and the eighth letter is the letter Het, and is the eighth chapter that we're talking about. And, you know, it's a really neat study if you want to just look at eight days in the Bible, because a couple of really amazing things was like on the Transfiguration that was in Luke chapter 9, verse 28. You're going to see something amazing about eight days that, you know, Jesus had told them that some here wouldn't die before they saw the kingdom of God. Well, it says eight days, approximately eight days later, Jesus took them up to the Transfiguration, right?
So what a miracle. They got to see Jesus in his glory. So they got to see the kingdom of God, just like he had said, but it was eight days later.
And then note, again, it's really, really cool. In John chapter 20, verse 26, you're going to find that about eight days later is when Jesus appeared to them after, you know, when Thomas had doubted. So the whole thing, like Jesus appeared in the Transfiguration after eight days, and Jesus appears here after eight days, that the miracle idea, the miracle verse has to do with union in so many different ways. And so I knew as we came in here, this was going to have to do with that. So when you read this verse, again, at first I was lost because it says, oh, that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother. When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee.
Yea, I should not be despised. And so I thought, you know, what's up with that? Because, you know, there are five times actually before this verse that Jesus refers to, or Solomon, the king, refers to his bride as his sister. And so here she's saying, wow, that thou wert my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother. You know, like that just, it just seems strange to me. And I would find thee and kiss thee.
Well, you know, of course, you know, God has, is that all to do with family? And this, the letter het is all over this verse. And the letter kuff is all over this verse. And again, as I may have told you that the letter het is the letter that begins the word statute.
And statute is just a het and a kuff. And so when I started seeing all these het and kuffs in this verse, when I looked at it in Hebrew, I went, okay, this is the motherlode right here. Just as I had anticipated when I got to the eighth verse, I was going to get to see more about statutes, more of understanding. In the 119th Psalm, if you're wondering, for those of you who have followed us all along, you know, in the 119th Psalm, time and time and time again, he says, teach me thy statutes. And even at the end, it says, you know, my lips will utter praise when I've learned your statutes. In other words, King David was still trying to learn the statutes at the end.
So I thought I really, really need to get a handle on this. And it's got everything to do with this verse as I thought about it. Matthew Henry was very helpful in this, as was Rashi. Both of them made reference to Joseph being the brother. And interestingly, Matthew Henry even mentioned that Benjamin was his brother, the only brother that sucked at the breast of his mother. So they were very intimate brothers. And so I started to think about and actually pray a lot about what does this mean?
And all of a sudden it hit me, and this is so amazingly beautiful, and I bet you hope the same thing. Oh, that Jesus really was my brother, right? That he sucked the breast of my mother, really my mother. That means he would be of my generation, and that means I got to grow up with Jesus. Wouldn't that be awesome? That you grew up with Jesus and he really, really, really was your brother in all respects, right?
That you grew up with him, that you got to kiss him and be there, and you wouldn't be despised. If Jesus was of your generation, if he was of my generation, right? Then nobody would think I was such a nutcase. A lot of people think I'm a nutcase.
I don't know if you knew that. But I appreciate you all listening to me. But I get comments from time to time about things I think or I see, and there are people that literally despise me because I'm open about a lot of things about I see and feel about Jesus.
Well, you know, this works out. I mean, when you really think about it, don't you wish Jesus was really, really, really your brother and that you really could grab him and kiss him, right? That he isn't. In fact, Matthew Henry made the point, and I think it's true, that this is a reference to his next coming. And Rashi, in his own way, was like saying that this is a reference to when he will come, right? That, of course, Solomon was hoping that Jesus was of his generation. And, of course, everybody in every generation, which is Jesus, was of their generation, and it was really, really their brother. And then you can also see the tie to we would share the same father, right?
Which is what he really wants, because Jesus is the way to the father. And it's all about, you know, when you look at both brother and sister, both words in Hebrew start with an aleph, which is always a reference to the father. Abraham starts with an aleph. Adam started with an aleph. And the idea of fatherhood has to do with the letter aleph. Well, both brother and sister start with an aleph, right?
And then the second letter is the bingo letter. It's a het, right? And so you've got an aleph and then a het, and that has to do with the union, right? And so I'm like, oh, yeah, absolutely. And sister does exactly the same thing.
It's an aleph, then a het, and then it actually has the letter vuv, and it has a letter tav, which is the last letter in the Hebrew alphabet and has to do with truth. And so when he calls us his sister, you know, he's saying we share the same father, which is spectacular. But here we're asking that he would be our brother, right? And this is really, really, really spectacular. And the whole idea of Jesus and I sucking at the breast at the same time from our mother is like we would be getting life from that in such a unique way. And of course that's my desire.
Of course I'll bet it's yours. And so how cool is it when you see this? We get to the eighth verse. On the eighth day, Jesus appeared to the disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration. On the eighth day, he appeared to Thomas. And in some ways, when you think about it, the resurrection was on the eighth day, right? He came in on a Sunday, and that was a triumphal entry. And his resurrection, he came up on a Sunday. It was eight days later that they got to see him. And so so many times you see this miracle. The temple was cleansed on the eighth day.
In other words, you just want a fun time. Just go into your Bible app, whatever it is, and put the eighth day or eight days, however you want to say it. And then look and see all the hits and see why that is so significant. And then compare it again to the fact that there's eight verses in every letter of the 119 Psalm and the letter ahead. It all comes together beautifully right here as we are heading into here in December what I think is so beautiful.
The eighth chapter in the Song of Solomon to get a better idea of what are these statutes? What is our union with Christ and what all does that encompass? I thank you so much for listening. And I would also add today that I started a Facebook group.
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