My Beloved Is Mine, and I Am His
Song of Solomon 2:16
Someone said, ''This is the happiest verse in the Bible.'' I think might have to agree –
''My Beloved is mine and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.''
We sing with great delight
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine,
Oh what a foretaste of glory Divine!
Heir of salvation, purchased of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood
The Song of Solomon is ''the lover's lane of the bible. The content of this book is all intimate, personal and precious.
This book is peculiar because of the things that are excluded. There is no mention of sin. The wages of sin are not even mention. It says nothing about pardon and justification. It says nothing about a man coming into a vital relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
In other words, it has nothing to say about being born again. The Book is peculiar because of the expressions we find in it. We read of such sayings as: ''kiss me, love me,'' ''draw me'', ''my love.''
It is also peculiar because of experience spoken of in the book. They are unspeakable. They are bridal experience of the soul as the believer lives in fellowship with the Savior. They deal with holy familiarity. We must continuous dwell in his Presence in order to feed the flam of His love.
Think of the position of this book. It follows Ecclesiastes. It is Solomon's third book. Proverbs speaks of information. Ecclesiastes speaks of ''separation.'' The Song of Solomon deals with ''restoration.
Here we have language used to portray the most intense picture of the delights that characterizes our fellowship with Christ. There are three phases of Christian fellowship referred to. These are seen in three verses that are nearly identical
I. THE CRY OF EXULTATION
''My beloved is mine, and I am his'' (2:16)
''Jesus loves me!'' The son of the Living God loves me.
I know of no truth more precious than the one that is found in the first four words of verse 16. ''My ...
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