Devotional Readings

Song of Solomon 3 – I found him not….

When we first drove into Jersalem our bus driver polar a moving song about Jersalem sung by a choir. The sense of the moment was very joyful.

What sense did Jesus have when he came unto his own people?

Joh 1:10  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

Joh 1:11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Joh 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Joh 1:13  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


Listen here to a song written in another time, a time when love reigned, was lost but then found.


Audio…. https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Song.3

The Bride’s Dream

Son 3:1  By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Son 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.

Son 3:3  The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

Son 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.

Son 3:5  I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Solomon Arrives for the Wedding

Son 3:6  Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

Son 3:7  Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

Son 3:8  They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

Son 3:9  King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

Son 3:10  He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

Son 3:11  Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.


Gill writes…

In this chapter an account is given of an adventure of the church, in quest of her beloved; of the time when, and places where, and the persons of whom she sought him; and of her success upon the whole; with a charge she give to the daughters of Jerusalem, Son 3:1; by whom she is commended, Son 3:6; and then Christ, her beloved, is described by her; by his bed, and the guard about it, Son 3:7; by the chariot he rode in, Son 3:9; and by the crown he wore on his coronation day, Son 3:11.


Joh 17:5  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

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