Song of Solomon 1:12-14 Part B

Song of Solomon Chapter 1:12-14


While the King is at his table My spikenard sends forth its fragrance.   A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me.   That lies all night between my breasts.   My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms in the vineyards of En Gedi.


A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me.   Myrrh is a gum resin that when distilled gives off a pleasant aroma.   It was a common but costly perfume.    When we think of myrrh in relationship to our beloved, we find myrrh mentioned three times only in the New Testament.   Once at the beginning of our Lord’s life when the magi bring it to the new born king as a token of their worship.   (Mat 2:11)   Once at the death of our Lord when he was offered it mixed with wine as an anesthetic, which He refused to drink.   (Mark 15:23)   Then lastly at His burial, as Nicodemus brings a mixture of myrrh and alones to wrap the body of the Lord Jesus.   So, myrrh was present, we may say at the beginning of our Lords life, and at the end.    So, it could picture to us the fragrance of that life which was lived upon this world’s stage.   


His life, death, burial and resurrection are things so valued by us as His children.   The thought of these things “lies all night” close to our hearts.   Our beloved is to us a bundle of myrrh that lies between our breasts, and its fragrance is always with us and cannot be forgotten.   How often have you awakened in the morning with a song of praise resonating in your mind, as through the night the Lord has placed a song in your heart.   The fragrance of that wonderful person lies close to our inner most being.


Our beloved Lord Jesus is also to us “ a cluster of henna blooms”.    Henna comes from a word which means “the price of a life”.   It is the word Kopher, from which we get the word Kipor, as in Yon Kipor or the day of atonement.   It has the idea of a covering or that which covers.  


Our Lord Jesus Christ is to us who know Him our cover.   The psalmist in Psalm 84:9 says, “ O God, behold our shield, and look upon the face of your anointed  It is a wonderful truth for us as those saved by His matchless grace to know that He shields us.   We are IN Christ Jesus our Lord, and His precious blood shields us from the wrath of God.   Our sins, have been forgiven and we are covered by the blood.   O God, look upon Him and we shall be safely hidden in Him.    “Look upon the face of your anointed, (your beloved Son, in whom you are well pleased)” and we shall be safe.   “Our Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into Him and are safe”. The psalmist says in Psalm 144:2, “My goodness, and my fortress, my high tower, and my deliverer, my shield, and in whom I trust…”


“Jesus I am resting resting in the joy of what thou art, I am finding out the greatness of thy loving heart.”