SONGS OF WORSHIP

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In our previous Worship Factor posts, we have explored the concept and dynamics of worship.  Our exploration has enabled us to reveal that the crux of worship is intimacy.  Now let’s put these lessons into practice by speaking His Word back to Him in worship.

The Song of Solomon is a poetic writing that reveals thoughts and conversations between King Solomon and his Bride.  The book is actually called the “Song of Songs” or “Ode (short poem or song) of Odes” meaning that this is the greatest of the collection of odes.  While much controversy surrounds this book and it’s placement in the Bible, if one can see past a physical perspective of the contents its contents, one can understand that it is more than a simple collection of love letters.  It provides us with an allegory symbolizing the relationship of Our King Jesus with us, His Bride.  Let’s examine some things Solomon’s bride had to say to him and let’s sing them to Our King.

 

His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. (Song of Solomon 5:16)

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. (Song of Solomon 2:3)

 

What makes His mouth so sweet is what comes out of it.  His Word issues from His mouth.  His very essence is made known as He (the Word) speaks Himself (The Word).  Like Job, we should esteem the words of His mouth more than our necessary food[1].  When we take this posture, we learn that His Word is “more to be desired than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”[2] 

honeycomb-3-1156751-639x430You can’t get any sweeter than that!  His sweetness is overwhelming.  The Psalmist declared “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”[3]

By clinging to His Word, we draw closer to our Friend Jesus, and we boldly declare to everyone around us that “This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem,” or “O colleagues at my job,” or “O fellow students at school,” or “cashier at the shop.”  We not only praise Him directly, we kiss Him openly with our words of adoration to others.  So let’s Kiss the Son publicly and proclaim His goodness to all we come into contact with.

Newlyweds are not ashamed to walk around in public holding hands, or arm in arm.  In the world we see people showing crazy passion publically unashamed.  Let’s prove that we are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ[4] by openly kissing Him, holding Him, and loving on Him through our vocal adoration of Him to others.

Now, I just want to take this opportunity to repeat such sweet words about my Lover, My Savior, My King for all the world to witness.  Won’t You Join Me?

His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my KING, SAVIOR, BELOVED JESUS, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved JESUS among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

No Sweeter Name

 

REFERENCES

[1] Job 23:12

[2] Psalm 19:10

[3] Psalm 119:103

[4] Romans 1:16

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