The Mountain Of Myrrh

Solomon’s Song 4:6-7, “Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankinscense. Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.”

In 1 Kings 4:32 we read that Solomon “spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.” Yet out of a “thousand and five” songs, we have one preserved for us by the Holy Spirit in God’s inspired Word. Oh how this convicts my heart to pay close attention to this portion in God’s Holy Word.

Solomon’s Song is a love story. It’s about a farm girl who meets a handsome young man one day while laboring in the vineyard. They fall in love and speak to one another often expressing their love to and for one another. One day the girl looks up and sees the King’s Chariot coming down the road. After a closer look, she sees and learns that the one she fell in love with in the vineyard is the King of Israel. She feels so unworthy of his attention and is amazed that the King of Israel could love her. She longs in her heart to be with him and seeks him often (3:3; 5:6). In the verses previously cited, it’s Solomon that tells of the place where he will be so his lovely Shulamite knows where to find him. In these verses Solomon is a wonderful type and figure of Jesus Christ the Eternal Son of God telling His bride where to find Him, which is the Mountain of the Lord’s house.

In Psalms 48:1 we read, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.” And, even though the Bible teaches the fact that Jesus is everywhere present and no where absent, we find it clearly taught in Scripture that Jesus meets with His bride in a manifested way in the mountain of the Lord’s house. Oh, dear child of God, the sound of the saints voices in song, the declared word of God from the pulpit, and the precious feeling of the presence of the Lord; how it brings sweet peace and comfort to the sin sick soul. Praise God, I’m prayerfully looking forward to seeing Him Whom my soul loveth at Church tomorrow morning.

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