Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Am His And He Is Mine

Temple Baptist Church - 8-9-2009

Song of Solomon 2:8-17


A. The “Song of Songs” is the title given to the Song of Solomon. What a wonderful and yet much neglected little book of the Bible. Its typology is the most beautiful of all types in the Bible: a man and his wife or wife to be.

Proverbs 30:18-19 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: 19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

B. In the Song of Solomon, we find Solomon—a type of our Lord and the Shulamite—a type of the Church exchanging words of love.

C. It was common practice in the days of Solomon for the wife to take the same name as the husband. Solomon is masculine while Shulamite in the feminine form means virtually the same thing.

Song of Solomon 6:13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

Solomon - To be safe; to rest; to be happy; welfare

Shulamite - To be safe; to be completed (Peace and Perfection)

Jeremiah 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.

D. In salvation, two things happen that related to these verses:

1. Jesus Christ becomes our Lord and or God - John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

2. We become the Lord’s children - 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

E. 1 Corinthians 7 describes the responsibilities of the marital relationship.

1 Corinthians 7:3-4 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

1. The wife belongs to the husband and her body is not her own!

2. The husband belongs to the wife and his body is not his own!

F. Thus our relationship with Christ is given in Song of Solomon 2:16: “My beloved is mine, and I am his.” What a glorious biblical truth! Jesus Christ is mine! I belong to Jesus Christ! As in the marriage union, two become one as I am in Christ and He is in me!

G. “Until the day break, and the shadows flee away!” Praise the Lord!

Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

H. I want to look at this statement, “I am his and he is mine,” in light of the husband-wife relationship and I believe that it will be a blessing to all of us.

1. Mutual Selection – Christ chose us and we chose Him! He does not force us to become His anymore than we force Him to become ours.

a. He Chose Us - 2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

b. We Chose Him - John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

2. Twain Become One Flesh – Jesus Christ lives within the believer and the believer lives with Jesus Christ.

Mark 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

3. Eternal Companionship – as the marriage is until death, our relationship with Christ is eternal.

Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Ephesians 2:6-7 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

4. Satisfaction In Companionship – the husband and wife are to find their satisfaction in each other.

a. He Is Satisfied With Us - Song of Solomon 4:7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

b. We Are Satisfied With Him - Song of Solomon 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

5. Separate And Distinct Responsibilities – the man and his wife each have a distinct responsibility in marriage.

a. We Have The Responsibilities of: I take thee to be my wedded have and to hold...from this day forward...for better or for worse...for richer or for sickness as in love, cherish, and obey...till death do us part.

1) Submission - Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

2) Desire - Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

3) Love - Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

b. He Has The Responsibilities of: I take thee to be my wedded have and to hold...from this day forward...for better or for worse...for richer or for sickness as in love and to cherish...till death do us part.

1) Love - Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

2) Provision - 1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

3) Understanding - 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

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