Bro. Tom's Weekly Bible Study
  Week #9
Posted: October 19, 2010

Redeeming Love


Let us continue our study of the Song of Solomon and the theme of redeeming love. Our prayer has been Lord; teach us to love you like you love us. We began last week to look at chapter 3 and wedding love. We brought to our attention in verse 11 the thought of the forming of the marriage. It was here we saw so clearly the bridegroom’s anticipation.

Let us look further at the forming of the marriage in 3:6-11. It is here we will see the bride’s allurement. Let us remember that Solomon has laid aside his kingly garments and took up on himself the Shepherd's attire to woo this Shulamite girl. Solomon has gone back and sends for the Shulamite girl to come and married the king. She is very reluctant to go, because all she has known of Solomon is that he is a Shepherd. She knows nothing of him being a king.

In verse seven the allurement begins when sixty gallant soldiers of Solomon go up to her door robed in their parade dress uniform. They are inviting her to come to the wedding. In verse seven the phrase behold his bed, is the word for a wedding car, bridal car, or transportation to the wedding. One day our King will send us transportation for the wedding. It will consist of the rapture and being in heaven in the twinkling of an eye. The twinkle of the eye, Bell South says, is one millionth of a second. If you were to take a second and cut it into 1 million pieces then take one of the pieces that would be how quick our transportation will take us from here to the wedding

In verses 9-10 it seems that she is reluctant to go in this wedding car. One of the soldiers probably the captain begins to describe the wedding car to her in hopes that the description will allure her into the car. It seems that the car is made up of five types of materials. This is the number of grace. It is amazing that it was grace that saved us, grace that keeps us, and it will be grace that takes us home. In verse nine we see it is constructed with the wood of Lebanon which speaks of Christ's humanity. This wood is a very durable wood which is almost impossible to rot. It is known to still be in the rafters of home that are 400 years old. It has a drawing scent, and a straight grain that makes it easy to work with. In verse 10 we see that it is paved with silver. Silver is the Bible word for redemption. We were not redeemed with silver or gold, but with the precious blood of the Lamb. It was also paved with gold, which speaks of the deity of Christ. Christ is all God and all man. It was also paved with purple, which speaks of the royalty of the King. Our husband to be is the God man and the king of kings and Lord of lords. None of these things allured her into the wedding car. The captain of the guard asked her. If she would at least look into the car she would find that it was paved with love. Our King has an everlasting love. This pavement of love draws her into the car. Oh love that will not let me go I rest my weary soul in Thee. I say with the songwriter, Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me, for the Bible tells me so.