The Song of Solomon – Revealing Our Beloved

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

The Song of Solomon (also called Solomon’s Song) has been debated and misinterpreted for centuries, some believe that it is a love story or a sexual book; others think it is just plain pornography. Some believe it is an allegory about Mary the mother of Jesus, some think it is about the Church of God, and others hold to the suspicion that Solomon’s Song should not even be in the Bible.

In order for us to begin understanding any of the Book we need to discover the master-key which will unlock its meaning to us and this key will give us true spiritual understanding.

The key is Christ: Jesus Christ is the subject of the Bible, and in the Song of Solomon, Jesus Christ is our “beloved,” he is the bridegroom of the bride (Israel), and he is the “chiefest among ten thousand.”

Solomon’s Song 5:10; 16a:
-10: My beloved is white and ruddy {“ruddy” means red ─ “white and red,” means that he is distinguished}, the chiefest among ten thousand.
-16a: His mouth is most sweet {for he would speak the sweet words that come from God}: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, . . .

I was once at a concert with literally hundreds of thousands of people, I could not even see my friends who were only about 10 feet away because all of the faces in the crowd were so close together. Yet as Jesus Christ becomes our beloved, then we will be able to see him clearly because he is the “chiefest among ten thousand.” He said that his disciples were indeed his friends (John 15:15), and he can become our best friend.

In Solomon’s Song there are many passages that we cannot presently understand: there is nothing wrong whatsoever to admit that we do not know it all (this is an honest view). Realizing that we are not “know-it-all’s” is the first step in our quest for spirituality because we are all students of the Word.

The folly of man comes into play when we act as though we know it all when in truth we do not; it would be better to understand a single byte of Scripture than to scan a thousand verses without really knowing what we read. Instead of worrying about what we do not understand in the Song, let us focus on what we can know, for then and only then will Christ the Master-key (and Golden Thread who holds the Word together) appear in our searching hearts as he begins revealing spiritual truths to us.

The Song of Solomon can only be understood in the light that the book was written first and foremost to the twelve tribes of Israel, to the believers who anticipated and hoped in the Beloved’s coming.

All of the external interpretations given today, even with the best intentions, that leave Christ out of the picture, are in error.  Solomon’s Song was written to Israel (who were living before the coming of Christ). We cannot apply or fully understand the complete significance of what Solomon wrote because we live in the age of grace, rather than in the age of those who lived under the Old Testament Law.

But this we do know for certain, that God inspired, blessed, and sanctified every word in the book, and when we come to God’s Word knowing that Christ is the subject, then we will be able to glean tremendous truths that have been unseen for centuries.

I John 3:2a – Beloved, now {not someday, but NOW} are we the sons of God, . . .

God said of Jesus Christ “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). When God said that His Son is Beloved, it was because God was “well pleased” with him, and today God is also well pleased with us because we too are also beloved of God. However, without Christ, without knowing him as the golden thread that binds the Scriptures together, we could only condemn ourselves, never elevating our believing up to the standards that the healing Word presents to us because of our Savior Jesus Christ!

The more we see Jesus Christ as the Beloved of God, the greater he will show to us how beloved we really are to him and to our heavenly Father. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 12:42 “a greater than Solomon is here.” By referring to himself as “greater than Solomon,” he means that he came to give us understanding in order that we may absolutely know him and his Father (I John 5:20).

When we look to Jesus through the Scriptures and see him as being our true friend, and as our Beloved, we will enable him to continue revealing himself to our hearts.

For the Record (God Is My Witness)

For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ– Philippians 1:8. God knew the heart of Paul, and when Paul said that God was his record, it is like our saying, as God is my witness; Paul’s desire was to preach and make known the Gospel to others even while in captivity. As God was Paul’s witness, God is also our witness today. The bowels of Jesus Christ represent their unity within the body of Christ. Paul was positive and hopeful that their standing with God was remaining strong even in his absence because they themselves were witnesses of Christ and Christ leads one to God.” ~LMJ~

Knowing the Praise of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

I Corinthians 4:5:
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of {from} God.

This verse reveals one of the most amazing truths that I have ever known. When Christ returns for us “then shall every man have praise of God.” The word “of” is the Greek proposition apo meaning from. I once used to be afraid of the end, when judgments and condemnations were supposed to take place because I thought that the pit of hell was my destination. However, when I read this verse some years ago I was totally blown away. For in that great and glorious day when Christ returns, we Christians will have actual praise from God! Some Christians today (not understanding the Scriptures) are still fearful of the wrath of God and His judgments. However, and thankfully according to the Bible, we have been delivered from the wrath to come.

I Thessalonians 1:10:
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Praise God! We can become so thankful for Christ, and all that he has done for us, and for the wonderful hope of our future to be able to stand with Christ Jesus at the right hand of the Lord our God receiving His actual praise. He is our righteous Father, and He is Spirit, and He is Light, and He is Love. We can walk with the Lord our God in a loving relationship that indeed dispels all our fears, as we continue walking in the spirit, in the light, and in the love of His own glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14:
-13: In whom {Christ} ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
-14: Which {holy spirit of promise} is the earnest of our inheritance {it is a token and guarantee of so much more to come} until the redemption of the purchased possession {that’s you}, unto the praise of his glory.

Not only will we receive the praise of God, but also the praise of God’s own glory is upon our very lives today! The reason why is because we believed the Gospel of our salvation (period)! In our families, we have many rights and privileges handed down to us by our fathers; it is the same with our heavenly Father. He has graciously allowed us to walk in the praise of His own glory for us.

Philippians 1:11:
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness {another privilege}, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Righteousness means to be able to stand before our heavenly Father without fear or condemnation, and when we live fearlessly in righteousness, we will be delivering up to God glory and praise. Understanding God and His Word is certainly a wonderful thing. I pray that you have a magnificent day living and enjoying all the fruits of your righteousness that the completed work of your Savior, Jesus Christ made available to you.