Resources from Song of Solomon

Leaning on Our Beloved

Jun 20 CAREFUL readers will have noticed that in the verses which precede my text , the spouse had been particularly anxious that her communion with her Lord might not be disturbed. Her language is intensely earnest, “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.” She valued much the fellowship with which her beloved solaced her; she was jealously alarmed lest...

Song of Solomon 8:5

Nearer and Dearer

Feb 2 THE most healthy state for a Christian is that of unbroken and intimate fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. From such a state of heart he should never decline. “Abide in me, and I in you,” is the loving precept of our ever loving Lord. But, alas! my brethren, as in this world our bodies are subject to many sicknesses, so our souls also, by reason of the body of...

Song of Solomon 5:2-8

The Rose and the Lily

Dec 8 HERE are sweet flowers blooming serenely amid this wintry weather. In the garden of the soul you may gather fragrant flowerets at all seasons of the year; and although the soul’s garden, like every other, has its winter, yet, strange to say, no sooner do the roses and the lilies mentioned in the text begin to bloom, than the winter flies and the summer smiles. Outside in your garden, the...

Song of Solomon 2:1

The Incomparable Bridegroom and His Bride

Jun 10 THIS morning, we had the great privilege of preaching the doctrine of substitution, and of directing the minds of God’s people to the solid rock of the meritorious sacrifice of Christ whereon all their hopes of heaven must he built. What we have to say to-night is less doctrinal, and more practical; therefore let us guard ourselves at the outset. If we should, with very much earnestness, urge believers to...

Song of Solomon 5:9

A Bundle of Myrrh

Mar 6      Certain divines have doubted the inspiration of Solomon's Song; others have conceived it to be nothing more than a specimen of ancient love-songs, and some have been afraid to preach from it because of its highly poetical character. The true reason for all this avoidance of one of the most heavenly portions of God's Word lies in the fact that the spirit of this Song is not easily...

Song of Solomon 1:13

Heavenly Love-Sickness!

Nov 8      Sick! That is a sad thing; it moves your pity. Sick of love—love-sick! that stirs up other emotions which we shall presently attempt to explain. No doubt certain sicknesses are peculiar to the saints: the ungodly are never visited with them. Strange to say, these sicknesses, to which the refined sensibilities of the children of God render them peculiarly liable, are signs of vigorous health. Who but the...

Song of Solomon 5:8

The Royal Pair in Their Glorious Chariot

Nov 30      GREAT princes in the east are in the habit of travelling in splendid palanquins, which are at the same time chariots and beds. The person reclines within, screened by curtains from public view; a body-guard protects the equipage from robbers, and blazing torches light up the path along which the travellers proceed. King Solomon, in this Song, describes the Church of Christ, and Christ himself, as travelling through...

Song of Solomon 3:6-11

A Secret and Yet No Secret

Jan 26      OBSERVE the sweet titles with which Christ the husband addresses his Church the bride. “My sister” one near to me by ties of nature, my next of kin, born of the same mother, partaker of the same sympathies. My spouse, nearest and dearest, united to me by the tenderest bands of love; my sweet companion, part of my own self. My sister, by my Incarnation which makes me...

Song of Solomon 4:12, 15

The Interest of Christ and His People in Each Other

Mar 29 The Church says concerning her Lord, “My beloved is mine and I am his.” No “ifs,” no “buts.” The two sentences are solemn assertions. Not “I hope, I trust, I think but, my beloved is mine, and I am his.” “Yes,” but you will say, “the Church must then have been gazing upon her husband’s face; it must have been a season of peculiar enjoyment with him, when she could speak...

Song of Solomon 2:16

The Shulamite's Choice Prayer

Feb 25 THIS is the prayer of one who hath the present enjoyment of fellowship with Christ, but being apprehensive lest this communion should be interrupted, she avails herself of the opportunity now afforded her to plead for a something which shall be as the abiding token of a covenant between her and her beloved, when his visible presence shall be withdrawn. You will notice that this is not the cry of...

Song of Solomon 8:6-7