Feet of Gold

“His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold…”  Song 5:15 As the Bride describes her Beloved at the end of Song of Solomon chapter five, she notes that he has feet that are like sockets of fine gold.  Sockets are…

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How’s Your Belly?

“…his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.”   Song 5:14 No one enjoys a stomach ache.  Just as a meal can leave you with a contented belly or a sore belly, the Bible uses the belly as a reminder of a number of…

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Black Lives Matter to God!

“I am black, but comely…” Song of Solomon 1:5 Historically, this statement is to be taken literally:  this beautiful love poem is between a Jewish king and his dark-skinned wife.   Where Solomon’s Bride is from is not given – we are simply told that she…

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Dove’s Eyes

“…thou hast doves’ eyes.”  Song 1:15 The Bride says that her King has “doves’ eyes.”  Although one may think this sounds unmanly or effeminate, a close scrutiny of what the eyes of a dove actually look like will prove otherwise.  There are five outstanding characteristics of…

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Thrice Fair

“Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair…Behold, thou art fair…”  (Song 1:15-16) As the Bride continues to praise her King, she does a most curious thing in verses 15 & 16.   She addresses the one she loves with the statement, “thou art fair,” and she does…

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People Are Like Horses?

“I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots.”  (Song 1:9) By using the word “compared,” there is no doubt that the Holy Spirit is trying to teach us something about the Bride by getting us to look at horses….

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Veering Off

“…why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?” (Song 1:7) Jesus only has one TRUE church and flock.   Who are these other flocks?   Five times in scripture Jesus refers to believers in him as “my sheep.”   Clearly there are “other…

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Too Busy?

“…they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.” (Song 1:6) A vineyard is known for producing grapes and wine.  The term “keeper” points us to the fact that this verse is emphasizing the work involved in…

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Drawn to Christ?

“Draw me, we will run after thee…” Song 1:4 Someone once said that every man before salvation has an empty place in their heart that is the size and shape of Jesus Christ.  Because God Almighty created us for his own pleasure (Rev. 4:11)…

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Advice to a New Bride

(Letter from my wife to our new daughter-in-law) Welcome to the wonders of becoming a wife. Here are my ‘sound bites’ of wisdom for a happy companionable future. I’m sure you will naturally do most of this, (without my advice), but as an old…

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