Song of Solomon Chapter 5
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1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
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Matthew Henry's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 Bible commentary...
Christ's answer. (1) The disappointments of the church from her own folly. (2-8) The excellences of Christ. (9-16)1 See how ready Christ is to accept the invitations of his people. What little good there is in us would be lost, if he did not preserve it to himself. He also invites his beloved people to eat and drink abundantly. The ordinances in which they honour him, are means of grace.
2-8 Churches and believers, by carelessness and security, provoke Christ to withdraw. We ought to notice our spiritual slumbers and distempers. Christ knocks to awaken us, knocks by his word and Spirit, knocks by afflictions and by our consciences; thus, #Re 3:20|. When we are unmindful of Christ, still he thinks of us. Christ's love to us should engage ours to him, even in the most self-denying instances; and we only can be gainers by it. Careless souls put slights on Jesus Christ. Another could not be sent to open the door. Christ calls to us, but we have no mind, or pretend we have no strength, or we have no time, and think we may be excused. Making excuses is making light of Christ. Those put contempt upon Christ, who cannot find in their hearts to bear a cold blast, or to leave a warm bed for him. See the powerful influences of Divine grace.
He put in his hand to unbolt the door, as one weary of waiting. This betokens a work of the Spirit upon the soul. The believer's rising above self-indulgence, seeking by prayer for the consolations of Christ, and to remove every hinderance to communion with him; these actings of the soul are represented by the hands dropping sweet-smelling myrrh upon the handles of the locks. But the Beloved was gone! By absenting himself, Christ will teach his people to value his gracious visits more highly. Observe, the soul still calls Christ her Beloved. Every desertion is not despair. Lord, I believe, though I must say, Lord, help my unbelief. His words melted me, yet, wretch that I was, I made excuses. The smothering and stifling of convictions will be very bitter to think of, when God opens our eyes. The soul went in pursuit of him; not only prayed, but used means, sought him in the ways wherein he used to be found. The watchmen wounded me. Some refer it to those who misapply the word to awakened consciences. The charge to the daughters of Jerusalem, seems to mean the distressed believer's desire of the prayers of the feeblest Christian. Awakened souls are more sensible of Christ's withdrawings than of any other trouble.
9-16 Even those who have little acquaintance with Christ, cannot but see amiable beauty in others who bear his image. There are hopes of those who begin to inquire concerning Christ and his perfections. Christians, who are well acquainted with Christ themselves, should do all they can to make others know something of him. Divine glory makes him truly lovely in the eyes of all who are enlightened to discern spiritual things. He is white in the spotless innocence of his life, ruddy in the bleeding sufferings he went through at his death. This description of the person of the Beloved, would form, in the figurative language of those times, a portrait of beauty of person and of grace of manners; but the aptness of some of the allusions may not appear to us. He shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all that believe. May his love constrain us to live to his glory.
Nico j.j.koroh's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment on 7/15/2012, 2:59am...
why this book should be in the word of God? that,s the first question to be raised? all the book of song of Solomon, is about the love of God to his people (that's the bride), otherwise we will miss understood the whole message
Nico j.j.koroh's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment about verse 6 on 7/09/2012, 7:39pm...
Christ come to meet his people but they denied him, on the other hand Christ loved them so dearly but his own people did not realized it
Natasha's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment on 6/22/2012, 5:28pm...
I think it's a very powerful scripture.This is the part that got me to start thinking outside the box. "Now, listen very carefully, when the saved person backslides then all hell breaks loose." On a spiritual note, that is very true, because it's then the devil taunts you and brings all sorts of obsticles in you way!
"The 'watchmen' readily embrace the backslider and encourages him/her to sink deeper into sin than before." That's how bad company usually do, especially if they see that your heading the right way and they're not! "If you were into drugs before the 'watchmen' buy you more and more drugs and even introduce you to harder ones.If you were into fornication they encourage you even more.They encourage you to sleep around and to marry more wives for sexual pleasure.If you were into alcohol they invite you to more and more parties.This is how the 'watchmen' kill you both physically and spiritually.
This happens because you would have taken away God's protection.Just like if you throw away your umbrella in rain you surely get wet.So my dear ones, this verse is much more loaded than your precious time will allow me to elucidate."
This is a very outstanding scripture that soloman could have ever written that speaks to the soul.
"In verse 9 these daughters of Jerusalem ask those who backslide what is so special about your Beloved, there are so many women out there..
That's a very intriguing question to ask and answer is this... With my beloved and why He is so special is that He is my comforter when I'm down and out, He inspires me, He helps me to press on even when I DONT see the end of the staircase, He helps me to be a better person each day, He LOVES me for ME, He says I am fearfully and wonderfully made, most importantly HE is my friend all the way and the most important being in my life... even though I am struggling to see my way through, even though it may seems or feels as if He's not around sometimes and even though their are many out there theirs is just 1 savior for me and that's JESUS!!!!! I LOVE U to death Lord!
Nevermore Mazongo's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment on 4/01/2012, 1:21am...
The Song of Solomon is one of the most mysterious books of the Holy Bible.The book is enigmatic.
Only God can guide you through the scriptures.This is the TRUTH.
If you unravel the mystery of this book you will end up with volumes and volumes of manuscripts.
Remember King Solomon received wisdom from God and to understand his writings you first have to pray to God to give you wisdom and guidance.
The book is full of prophecies for the future.
The book is full of wise teachings.
The book reveals God's infinite LOVE for people.
The book reveals God's infinite Mercy for people.
The book shows us that there is but only one God.
The book warns us against false religions.
The book tells us to be steadfast in following Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
The book tells us there is no other prophet or messenger of God we should embrace except Jesus Christ, the Messiah in order for us to receive Salvation.
The book tells us to love and help fellow human beings.
The book tells us to be humble and not to look down upon other human beings.
The book teaches us not to base our life on material wealth but to steadfastly onto the Word of God.
The book teaches us to be tolerant and patient.
The book teaches on non violence.
Above all the book teaches about LOVE for Jesus Christ, the Messiah and LOVE for fellow human beings.
The book instructs us step by step on the procedure we should adopt in order to receive our Salvation.How wonderful?
May God All Mighty in his infinite mercy and wisdom allow all brothers and sisters to receive the scriptures,the Word of God with understanding.
May God bless you all.
Nevermore Mazongo's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment on 3/31/2012, 9:01am...
1. Verses 1 to 6 provide us with a testimony of how some people find themselves too comfortable and too wealthy and too busy that they do not see why they should worship God.
Although many opportunities present themselves to them to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, they feel uncomfortable and embarassed in their social circles to accept Jesus Christ in their lives.
2. Later on in life when they find themselves in trouble or in a crisis they try to turn to Jesus Christ but they fail to connect to him because of their sinful and selfish intentions.No matter how hard they try the spirit of sin flowing in their blood blocks them from receiving Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
3.Verse 7 is quite interesting.Listen carefully.
The watchmen are people who saveguard the interests of earthly sinful beings.These are 'worldly people'.The self righteous.Those who are wise in their own eyes and are more concerned with worldly affairs than worshipping God and living in righteousness.
Note: Song of Solomon 3:3.
At first the watchmen see a sinner looking for Jesus Christ and they tell the sinner they have never seen him.
The sinner finds Jesus Christ just soon afterwards and they do not have the power to stop the sinner from accepting Jesus Christ.One thing to note here is that the 'watchmen will never and cannot lead you to Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Now, listen very carefully, when the saved person backslides then all hell breaks loose.
The 'watchmen' readily embrace the backslider and encourages him/her to sink deeper into sin than before.If you were into drugs before the 'watchmen' buy you more and more drugs and even introduce you to harder ones.If you were into fornication they encourage you even more.They encourage you to sleep around and to marry more wives for sexual pleasure.If you were into alcohol they invite you to more and more parties.This is how the 'watchmen' kill you both physically and spiritually.
This happens because you would have taken away God's protection.Just like if you throw away your umbrella in rain you surely get wet.So my dear ones, this verse is much more loaded than your precious time will allow me to elucidate.
Just imagine the progical son in Luke 15:11-32 deciding to leave his father for the second time.
4.Verses 8 and 9 talk of the daughters of Jerusalem.Who are the daughters of Jerusalem? These are people who persue and seek worldly power, wealth,influence, fame and personal pleaure.They are spiritually bankrupt and they lack righteousness.They detruct people from worshipping God.They detract people from following Jesus Christ, the Messiah.They enslave people through fornication,sex,alcohol,drugs,tobacco,gambling,entertainment,divination,witchcraft,fortunetelling, magic,false,religion,politics,cults,sorcery,astrology,observing times,formenting wars for business,spreading of deadly diseases for money, fake researches,misinformation, you name it.
In verse 9 these daughters of Jerusalem ask those who backslide what is so special about your Beloved, there are so many women out there.
This happens when someone tells you there is nothing special about Jesus Christ, the Messiah.Someone will tell you there are many prophets or many religions out there so why do you have to seek only Jesus Christ, the Messiah?
5.Verses 10 to 16 gives an explanation of why the Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Messiah is far much superior than any other doctrine or prophet ever sent from God.These verses show us that there is none on earth like Jesus Christ, the Messiah and people can and will only get salvation through accepting Jesus Christ as the Messiah and as their Saviour.
6. My humble question to my Moslem brothers and sisters all over the world.
If Song of Solomon 5:16 refers to prophet Muhammad (pbuh) do you then take the Holy Bible as the true word of God?
Do we cherry pick verses in the Bible for our convenience?
You have two choices.
1.Either you accept the Bible as the word of God and follow what it says.or
2.You disregard the Bible totally and do not quote any verse in the Bible to support your religion.Because in your eyes the Bible is not authentic.
Glory be to God All Mighty.The Creator of the heavens and earth.The God of Abraham.The God of Israel.The One and Only.The Alpha and the Omega.
The Creator of everything that was, that is, and that will ever be.
Peace and Love and Mercy of God be upon us.
Nevermore Mazongo's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment on 3/31/2012, 2:53am...
If a description translates to a name that does not mean that description was referring to that particlar person.For example if you decide to name your child "Prophet" it does not mean that everytime you come across the word prophet you then conclude the verse is referring to your child.
I hope God reveals the truth to all mankind in LOVE and LIGHT.
Zan's Song of Solomon Chapter 5 comment about verse 16 on 1/14/2011, 10:18am...
muhmdim is name and meaning great muhmad as amreim and ilohem
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