Song Of All Songs/Chapter One
The first 5 songs on Chapter One are foundational to understanding the Song of Solomon. Let these first 5 songs get deep into your heart. I like using anointing oil sometimes as I listen to the songs. Frankincense and myrrh is one of my favorite oils. It's what Jesus smells like in Song of Solomon 3:6.
Song 1: Bridegroom King (SOS 1:2a)... Ask God to reveal His intimate love and word to you... Why?
Song 2: Better Than Wine (SOS 1:2b)... Because His love is better than everything else.
Song 3: Pour Your Name Forth (SOS 1:3)... Because He smells sooooo good.
Song 4: Draw Me After You (SOS 1:4a)... This song is your “mission statement” as a lover of God.
SOS 1:4a is the “first and second commandment” from the Bible: “To know and love God (Draw me after You) and to make His love known to others (and we will run together)”.
Song 5: The Chambers Of My King (SOS 1:4b)... This is God's response to your prayer for intimacy.
The next two songs:
Our journey begins in Song of Solomon 1:5 as we realize we are dark but lovely to God. Yes we deserve to die and go to hell because of sin in our hearts but God loves us deeply and sees us for who we are in Christ. Even while we were yet sinners Christ died for us and even while we are dark in heart we are lovely to Him. He sees the “yes” of God's love that by grace has come deep into our spirit and because of that we are beautiful to Him. This song is important to get deep into your heart. Let this song wash you over and over. God loves you and wants you to have a deep, personal connection with Him in your heart... intimacy without shame or guilt or any fear of Him rejecting you. Even though you are weak and make mistakes, you are lovely to God. Trust and follow Jesus... He will help you grow.
Song 6: Dark But Lovely (SOS 1:5-6)... As long as we live in these mortal bodies... sing this song.
Song 7: The Shepherd and His Sheep (SOS 5-8)... Follow Jesus and stay in the body of Christ.
The next two songs:
You are amazing to God... He sees you for who you really are... You are the bride of Christ. He sees where this whole thing is heading... and already here in Chapter One He is whispering sweet messages into your spirit about the reality of who you really are. You are like His favorite filly among an army of majestic and powerful horses... Sing His word back to Him. He has a beautiful plan for you and He will be faithful to perfect His love in your heart... and to give you “ornaments of gold with beads of silver”.
Song 8: Filly Of The King (SOS 1:9-10)... You are the Lord's chosen.
Song 9: Baptize My Heart (SOS 1:11)... He is perfecting His word in your heart.
Regarding the last song on Chapter One:
The last song on Chapter One and the first four songs on Chapter Two are a “five song set”. We need to stay in this place for a looooooong time. Go deep here... and stay here until “He calls you off the couch”. Jesus desires for you to “know” Him intimately. He'll let you know when it's time to get off the couch and run together. Seek intimacy with Jesus. Now is the time to go deep... deep in love with Jesus.
Song 10: You Are Mine (SOS 1:12-17)... Hours and hours forever and ever.