Entire King James Bible is written FOR us, but it is not all written TO
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what Rightly Dividing is!
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- KJV Bible Believers Church in Touchet, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike
Paulson - 2008
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26
with the Scriptures Rightly Divided - II
which is perfect HAS COME - the King James Bible
- I Corinthians
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In the OT "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened
unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for
upon whom the ends of the
world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
whatsoever things were written aforetime
written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures
February 10, 2008
to as Song of Songs & 'Canticles' by the
non-bible believer crowd...
say it is an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems
attributed to Solomon but 'actually' written much later)
O well - that is nothing new from
the modern religious crowd, eh!
Name means Jedediah - 'beloved of
What a wise man! I
earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
I Kings 10:24
What a winner...
had it all, and I mean all!
What a good time it must have looked
like he was having...
Time's Man of the Year
Exceeded all the kings of the earth
for riches and for wisdom. - I Kings 10:23
Huge Garage -
I Kings 10:26
Gold everything - I
"Wow" throne - I
He even had built the first Jewish Temple
in Jerusalem (I Kings 5-8)
Took the life right out of the queen
of Sheba - I Kings 10:1-7,10
Gave her everything she wanted along
with his royal bounty. I Kings 10:13
But what a loser in the end!
BUT... I Kings
11:1 - But king Solomon loved many
Married 700 women (I
Those women caused him to sin - Nehemiah
13:23-26 - In those days also saw
I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab: And their
children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the
Jews' language, but according to the language of each people. And I contended
with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off
their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your
daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or
for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things?
yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his
God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish
women cause to sin.
Maybe this is why his wisdom is what
it is in Proverbs 5-7
Turned him into an idolater
I Kings 11
went after the gods of those wives.
did evil in the sight of the LORD.
burnt incense and sacrificed unto the gods of his wives.
LORD was angry with Solomon.
14 to 43 -
the adversaries to his death - no sign of repentance, etc.?
lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
my love, my fair one, and come away.
It is called the
Song of Songs...
1 Kings 4:3334
- And he spake of trees, from the cedar
tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the
wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and
of fishes. And there came
of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth,
which had heard of his wisdom.
A poem, but difficult to follow
...possibly indicating that Solomon
considered it the most marvelous of the 1,005 songs he wrote ( 1
Kings 4:32 ).
Some think that it was written to celebrate
marriage to his favorite wife. My dove, my undefiled...
Thou are all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
she had hair as
a flock of goats...
her teeth were
like a flock of sheep, freshly washed.
her lips are like
a thread of scarlet
her speech was
her temples are
like a piece of a pomegranate in her hair???
I'll stop there!
You can read the rest on your own!
Scholars familiar with the structure
of Hebrew poetry consider this book to be a superb composition.
But its sudden transitions from one
speaker to another, and from place to place, with no explanation of its
shifting scenes and actors, makes it difficult to follow.
It seems clear that the speakers are:
• The bride, called the Shulammite
(Song of Solomon 6:13 )
• The king
• A chorus of palace women called
“daughters of Jerusalem”
A common opinion, and probably the best,
is that the Shulammite was Abishag of Shunem, the most beautiful woman
in all the land, and who became Solomon's wife, for her marriage to another
might have endangered his throne
1 Kings 2:13-24.
On the face of it, the poem is a song
of praise to the joys of married life.
Its essence is to be found in its tender
and devoted expressions of the intimate delights of married love.
Even if it is no more than that, it
is worthy of a place in God's Word, for marriage was ordained of God (Genesis
And human happiness and welfare depend
to a very large extent on proper mutual attitudes in the intimate relationship
of married life.
However, both Jews and Christians have
seen deeper meanings in this poem.
Jews read it at Passover as an allegory
referring to the Exodus, when God took Israel to Himself as His bride.
His love for Israel then is here exemplified
in the spontaneous love of a great king for a humble young woman.
In the Old Testament, Israel is called
God's wife (Jeremiah 3:1; Ezekiel 16, 23).
Christians have usually regarded it
as a song of Christ and the church.
In the New Testament the church is called
the bride of Christ (Matthew 9:15; 25:1; John
3:29; II Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23; Revelation 19:7; 21:2; 22:17).
In this view, human marriage is a counterpart
to and foretaste of the relationship between Christ and His church. (comments
from Haley's handbook)
How could a man with a harem of 1000
women have a love for any one of them that would be fit to be a portrayal
of Christ's love for the church?
A number of Old Testament saints were
polygamists. Even though God's Law was against it from the beginning, as
Christ so plainly stated, in Old Testament times God nevertheless seems
to have accommodated Himself, in measure, to prevailing customs. Kings
generally had many wives.
It was one of the prerogatives and status
symbols of royalty.
And Solomon's devotion to this lovely
girl seems to be genuine and unmistakable.
Also, he was a king in the family that
was to produce the Messiah. And it seems not unfitting that his marriage
should, in a sense, prefigure the Messiah's eternal marriage to His bride.
few highlights from our past sermons and teachings
on Song of Solomon
FOR us today:
Very specific and personal imagery:
fountain - the man
pleasant fruits - the women
open to me
roes that are twins
took away veil
My personal study comparing horses and women - a Christian woman.
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company
of horses in Pharaoh's chariots ...and the smell of thy nose
like apples. Song
of Solomon 1:9; 7:9
Horses are wonderful when they are willing and obedient.
It is their purpose to serve their masters. Horses are servants of man.
They need to be led — they are not good leaders in themselves.
Despite their domestication, they are thought to be beautiful. For they
retain a certain spirit of wildness even when they are tamed.
They communicate in a very physical way.
Their coats are sleek and shiny. They are warm.
You have to handle horses in a specific way. To train a horse, it is best
to cause them to want to do what you are going to ask of them rather than
forcing them to. You teach them a very small step at a time.
If you are consistent, fair and firm, you can end up with the horses will
and its very heart. If you do not have the horse's respect, the
horse will literally walk all over you.
They are very social and have a very complex social order. They need the
presence of other horses.
They look beautiful. They have soft eyes and lots of hair. They move with
grace and dignity. Their movement flows like a river, a dance or music.
They symbolize freedom, youth and tamed wildness.
They have great strength, but avoid using it with aggression. Most often
they flee from conflict, danger of oppression.
They are creature of habit and like the same routine. They are predictable
and most often dependable.
A healthy horse's breath smells like apples.
A horse's bite must be followed through before they can open up.
They can be more destructive than an elephant. It will chew, paw or kick
to try to tear down something and yet if it falls towards them, they will
be surprised and startled— and yet will maintain an innocent look.
They can not throw up something they should not have eaten — it must pass
through their system — even if life threatening. They do suffer!
They will damage something out of spite and rebellious if not trained properly,
even over food & will even hurt themselves in the process.
The more tied down they are, the harder they fight and struggle.
They are VERY curious about anything and everything.
Their protection from danger is flight — it runs. They can not fight.
Psalm 33:17 - A
horse is a vain thing for safety…
Proverbs 31:3 -
Give not thy strength unto women...
Psalm 20:7 - Some
trust in chariots, and some in horses…
Proverbs 26:3 - A
whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass …
Psalm 147:10 - He
delighteth not in the strength of the horse…
Psalm 32:9 - Be
ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose
mouth must be held in with bit and bridle...
Jeremiah 18:16 - ...the
whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for
they are come, and have devoured the land, and all
Personal descriptions of the details each other!
1:15 - Behold,
thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
2:14 - O my dove,
that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs,
let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice,
and thy countenance is comely.
4:1 - Behold,
thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within
thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
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.
5:12 - His eyes
are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and
6:9 - My dove,
my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the
choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed
her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
Solomon's valiant men
She sought him, twice.
3:1-4 - found him
5:2-6 - lost him again
7-8 - beat up by the world
dads - husbands - keep the world from beating up your wife / daughter!
9-16 - they asked
her, "What is thy beloved more
than another beloved...
6:9 - My dove,
He never saw the damage of the world - we should
see each other without any spot!