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Song of Solomon 2:1-2
A LILY AMONG THE THORNS
its pages, we can see a clear portrait of exactly what the Lord thinks about
I. A PRECIOUS COMPARISON
A. The Bride is compared to a flower.
B. Why? A flower possesses:
1. Beauty – He sees her beauty. It is the product of His grace! She was a nobody until He found her! (
2. Fragrance - (
The flower contains within itself the seeds of new life -
C. The Bridegroom’s word expresses His great love for the Bride. She fills his senses, and he is lost in his love for her - Song 6:4-7; 7:1-9.
(Note: Think of God’s great love
for His people, John 3:16;
II. A POINTED CONTRAST
A. Ill. The bride is contrasted with the thorns.
stands out from among them - (
She is infinitely more attractive than they are. (
She possesses a life which they do not, nor cannot possess - John
She brings pleasure to Him that others cannot. (
She has something she can give to
Him that others cannot - 1John 4:19
C. Jesus feels this way about His Bride! This ought to make us feel special! After all, we are His bride, Eph. 5:25-32; 2 Cor. 11:2; Rev. 19:7.
III. A PRICELESS COMFORT
A. The Bridegrooms expressions of love brought joy to the Bride’s heart, 2:5. (Ill. Women and needs! Fellows, we could learn a lesson right here!)
B. There are certain aspects of our relationship with Jesus that bring joy and comfort to our hearts tonight. They are:
He Considers Us - (
2. He Continues To love us - (Ill. Song 1:8-11, 15) Jer. 31:3; Rom. 8:38-39 – He knows us better than we know ourselves, yet His love is unabated! He knew me before He saved me and He saved me still! He knew that I would fail Him daily, but He loves me still! What A Savior!
3. He Claims us - (
4. He Commissions Us - (Matt. 28:18-20) He has entrusted His Kingdom work to you and me! What a responsibility! He sees every Christian as being important to everything He is doing! You are special in that He called you, He commissioned you and He has equipped you to serve Him - 1 Cor. 12:7, 11-27! You are unique, and you are valuable and precious in His sight!
C. I don’t know about you, but that sure does encourage my heart tonight! I’m so glad that Jesus loves you and me!
Conc: Dr. R.A. Torrey was asked about the most profound concept he had ever learned from the Bible. Without hesitation, Mr. Torrey answered, “The most profound truth I have ever encountered in the word of God is this: Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so!” We can sing of the lofty doctrines of the faith, we can wax eloquent regarding the Word of God, but the most profound and sublime truth of them all is contained in that precious truth! Sing it with me now!