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Canticles 1:1

"The song of songs, which is Solomon's." The very beginning of this short book, containing only 8 chapters. the chapters are short, they are not long and drawn out, but to the point and accomplishing its purpose. What is its purpose? To reveal the love of the wife and Solomon. You would think then t... Read More

Canticles 1:7

"Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?" Tell me where Thou feedest, O Thou whom my soul loveth - how deep the love of a soul for His Master; His desire is to... Read More

Canticles 2:10

"My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." A very personal and rich verse for each of His children. My Beloved spake and said unto me - I pray that you are able to call Him, 'Your Beloved'; You cannot say it, if you do not mean it nor if you do not know Him. ... Read More

Canticles 2:11

"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;" The command in the last verse is from our Lord for us 'to rise and come away.' What has happened? Why now? What's going on? Everything has changed. The command is issued in verse 10; the description of what once was is found in this verse; in... Read More

Canticles 2:12

"The flowers appear on the earth; the time of thesinging of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;" we continue with this series of verses on the spiritaul fulfillment of our Lord unto His children (child). Our last verse gave to us the setting of the season and time. 'The ... Read More

Canticles 2:13

"The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away." The last of this series of verses that has focused us on death and life; lostness and salvation; and barrenness and revival. In verse 11 and 12, they are co... Read More

Canticles 3:1

"By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not." There is all the reality of a love affair found throughout this book. And here in this verse, we come to the part where something of loss has happened. There is a separation described within this verse. And as ... Read More

Canticles 3:2

"I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not." ONly 11 verses in this chapter. And as the first so is the second verse filled with instruction and heartache for us as Christians. We should identif... Read More

Canticles 3:3

"The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?" We continue with this chapters study of losing our Beloved, seeking for Him and finding Him. It is the greatest of tragedies to lose our place with the Lord. It is upon our heats desire to find Him. The w... Read More

Canticles 3:4

"It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me." This is the conclusion of my interest in these first 4 verses of chapter 4. I know ... Read More

Canticles 4:16

Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits." It is by looking at this verse, that it seems to stand alone. But for us it is a clear prayer that we need to be making and attenti... Read More

Canticles 4:7

"Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee." Two fold description is given here for us. When in love all imperfections are buried underneath of the passion of love. the first descritpion is of Christ. This is the reason we can say of a bloody, beaten, disfigured, stained Christ on the cro... Read More

Canticles 5:2

"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." We will need to stay here for a while to look at this section in chapter 5. It is, to ... Read More

Canticles 5:3

"I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?" We continue in this section of study on losing our fellowship and walk with the Lord. In the last verse, we see that she is in bed; the Lord comes knocking and calls unto His beloved. HEre is her respons... Read More

Canticles 5:4

"My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him." IN our first verse of study, verse 2, we see the separation. IN verse 3 we see the refusal to arise and have her beloved to come in. But now, there is the hand extended that touches the soul of this woman for her... Read More

Canticles 5:5

"I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock." The continued progression of this account in chapter 5. Her beloved ONe comes, but she is unwilling to rise up to meet Him. He reaches forth for her. She finall... Read More

Canticles 5:6

"I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer." We continue in our verse by verse study of chapter 5, verses 2 - 8. Her beloved has come. She has delayed in let... Read More

Canticles 5:7

"The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me." The plight of this woman for her beloved spirals out of control. He came, she refused; when she finally rose up to open to Him, He had withdrawn Himself. Now as she i... Read More

Canticles 5:8

"I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love." This is not the same ending that we find in chapter 3. In chapter 3, she found her beloved and swore that she would never let Him go. But here we are now, and she has lost Him again. Wounded, a... Read More

Canticles 6:1

"Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee." WE come to this continuing seeking and finding of Christ. Where is He? How is it that we lose Him so much in our day to day walk and relationship? Now here is others that c... Read More

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