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June 21, 2022 9:38 am
Song of Songs 2: 7 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 love, till she delights.
I do love the many ways scholars have interpreted this - Rashi, basically believed you will be preyed upon like hinds and roes if you get between Israel and God. Matthew Henry, "let those who have comfort be afraid of sinning it away.
I believe like any deer, they only love when they can have young, (fruit). Jesus loves at all times so the problem is us. Essentially, that word at the end, delight or please actually is completely smitten, wholehearted love. The Hebrew prefix before is a Tav which is clearly, she, us the church. So like a deer that has to be in season, (ready to be fruitful) this if faked brings a curse. In other words God turns his back on you and like lukewarm water spits you out....
My Prayer Psalm 118:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. The statutes and the delight at the end of the verse both start with a Chet. Our union with Christ.
Plus my story of example in this episode.
This is the Truth Network treasurers of the song of songs, which is what this but I've always been intrigued by that I feel better about this morning I ever have. I really really love it. I think it's not well translated in the King James version, but nonetheless I'll read it to use a little be familiar to you in English, it is reads again.
Song of songs chapter 2 verse seven. I charge E, I charge you, all ye daughters of Jerusalem by the rose and by the Hines of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love till he please let's King James and the new King James and don't take and use the word he and working to get a lot into that. Maybe by the end of this but I just think it's interesting. In fact, I actually love the different takes that different great commentators have on this verse is just really really and of the Jewish point of view of Rashi is the great you know Jewish commentaries, like the Matthew Henry of of the Torah, so to speak that the Jews rely on and and he has great insights and an understanding of Hebrew that I would imagine is way beyond anything anybody has but anyway how he interpreted from a general very Jewish perspective, is he said in all our gifts it but he says that the daughters of Jerusalem, in this case are the nations and that that sent essentially a way interpreted is, look nations you're going to get devoured like the rose in the Hines of the field.
In other words, those of the animals that every other animal praise on. If you, in other words, stir us up or try to do anything to keep us from loving our Lord.
That's a fascinating way to interpret. I never thought of that. I don't know where the he could come up with that based on all ye daughters of Jerusalem, because if these are literally daughters of peace. You know how that necessarily be the nation. So I am not with Rossi on that one.
But that is his interpretation and some to think about in a course. He mentions that that that word to awaken her stir up which is actually almost exactly the same word repeated twice is the same thing is to invoke like to to get somebody to go to war with you. So you know that's that's another way to interpret. I'd actually love Matthew Henry's interpretation. I don't necessarily agree with it but his interpretation is now that you have been comforted by Jesus right because it's right in his left hand is under me in his right hand embraces me.
Don't be sinning that right. Don't stir up because that I that word.
That is to stir up is the same word as an eagle stirs up her nest and so Matthew Henry goes with the idea of that by our sin, you know that we kinda chase off Jesus because he won't hang around long know if were not hanging out with him and to some extent. I would go along with that, but I have a completely different sense of it, that the more I have studied this and the more I thought about it and when you look at the word Rosen Hines. There's a lot of things that you could look at his fourth labels as words are in Hebrew, but I think it's a little simpler than that because he says of the field and so is talking clearly about the animals because he says they're of the field or they may be of the plane would probably be a better way to write that. But in. In other words, you got these animals now. The thing about both being at Hunter. I will tell you that these both these animals.
They have a certain time when they made all the right, and they are not going to engage in love and less it's going to be fruitful of orchids with pay when they go about doing it is during the right and that's the only time that they will do that and at that point in time.
The idea is that there have baby Hines and baby Rose you know that's the idea of when they are engaged like that and and clearly you know the interesting other thing about the I love if you look at the Hebrew of it is the work is the word love because here she doesn't call him my love like don't awaken my love would be valid love doll it if I was saying don't awaken my love. I would set it she would've said it the way she use that word throughout the rest of it done awaken my doll and five dollars, but that is what she says and by the word. The word mine is not even in Hebrew and so it really should read, nor awake love and that word love is the heart love the actual Hebrew word most people consider love and so it's kind of a neat thing from my standpoint is clearly from my perspective the idea is we don't want awake love less, it's going to be fruitful and then the other thing that's interesting about looking at it in Hebrew is, it does not say he please at all.
It says she okay it's it's the prefixes that are that are being used. There is a top of an entire prefix means she not heat and so you know I understand why they translated it he because they're saying that the love is the limit were not waking up, but which really talking about is the love that we have in other words, think from my perspective. Jesus is always pleased to love on us.
Okay. Our problem is is that we fake it. I mean, that's basically that the issue in other words, if we go about worshiping in it in a fake way, or if we go to God hoping to accomplish something without actually it being a purpose to bear good fruit. Then were messing up bad. And that's the reason why this word charges has more to do with a worded doer, which is really a strong word in Hebrew is like yours can be accursed if you don't do this okay and so you know when they when she starts out saying I'm charging you she is saying something very strong and so you know, again, my take on the verse home as I process in my own mind is look, I'm telling you you're gonna be cursed if you don't think about the rose and the hearts of the field have they have a time where they unite in love in order to bear fruit, and nobody's faking it. Okay.
In other words, it it if it is a male deer goes up against a female deer and she's not in season it ain't happening. I mean this it won't happen and and so she's she's giving them the example of something that in nature just to set this way and by the same token it's her that's the issue. Okay, unless she's in season with the whole thing is useless. Okay well were the ones that need to be in season. Jesus is always and I mean Jesus is is always ready to love on us.
The real problem is were not always ready to receive it. And so unfortunately we go to church sometimes we are in prayer and were faking it and and and and you know here is that there's accursed if you do that because our world sees that your faking it and and it's just bad fruit all over the place okay and so you know I prayed a lot about this.
I asked for wisdom. A great deal and about, you know actually how we were worshiping God what is his look like to fake it and so I came up with a story that I may have said before, and maybe the hundred 19 Psalm or whatever but it's one of those stories is always to my mind of when I was literally faking it even though I didn't think I was faking it at the time I went to do it so what happened is you know I'm a baby Christian. At this point in time probably been in price three or four years and really thought that you know I was pretty proud that I was really making spiritual progress here. You know that's adapted to get of the Bible you start studying. The next thing that you think you know some well is is like.
I think I know some about this verse I have an interpretation for today. For me, but I actually may not have a clue okay and I understand that but here's what it means to me right now is that that the that we want to go wholehearted into this deal. But wholehearted is in trying to please Christ, not trying to please ourselves, and here's what that looks like so my wife had done whatever and I cannot remember for the life me what she did that made me so mad. And obviously, she must've said something because I remember what I said to God, I went downstairs where I normally get my closet so to speak. In this particular house.
I don't live there anymore, but there was a place that I went.
When I would go to pray and I went there because she made me so mad and when I got in there rather than you know. Consider what Jesus thought. I just went right after like are you hearing this, Jesus. Are you aware of what's going on. I mean, are you does get a statement, you know. And again I and I am I am literally in in in this warfare screaming it at the Lord and and I'm like you need to do something now.
Praise God he didn't flee like Matthew Henry described as I was definitely faking it. All of a sudden I hear the Holy Spirit just grabbed me and said really do you want me to give her what she deserves.
And I remember thinking oh no no no no no don't do that. Don't do that and I went from, you know this. You know whatever summit was wishing bad on my denim wife you know and obviously not in a position to bear fruit in good fruit whatsoever to a position to go all my goodness, oh my goodness. God and the point is is that in less you do it in for Jesus's sake, you know, when we ask for things in Jesus's name in what's Jesus you know why why are we gonna do this to bear good fruit. Right. That's why there were in prayer or whether were in worship or whether more and study the whole idea is to bear fruit for the kingdom of something that that that is going to be good fruit, and so you know II there's a couple other you know one thing that that I love. And again this whole thing. I feel like were in search of statutes. Okay and you might remember at the end of the year, the section the 80th verse in the hundred 19 Psalm says let my heart be sound in your statutes that I be not ashamed in the way that I feel about that right this minute is in Jeremiah. Remember 31 where it says that the Lord is going to do a new thing.
The bride encircles the groom. In other words, as a bride of Jesus when we are absolutely delighting in him because again I would not say that I would not translate that word please. At the end because it did has different connotations to me.
I would say do not arouse in love until she is delighted okay so delighted that I'm willing to do those circles around Christ, trying to bring down the walls of his heart that that he can trust me okay and him him so delighted in what he's going to do, not what I meant of the so delighted in what's really going on, and so wholehearted that now I've got is is his left hand is underneath my head is right-handed's embracing me and I'm telling it it it would be an absolute curse if if we didn't now want him to be delighted right in in in we wouldn't didn't want him to bear fruit. I mean this is the idea and so you know the rows in the minds of the field have it they don't. They do not engage in love in less they're going to bear fruit, and so let's not fake it. Let's keep on going on. I know in the long but it's a very intriguing verse, and I hope that you'll just look at it is just song assigned chapter 2 verse seven. I wondered about it and now I love it more than ever