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August 2, 2022 8:56 am
Song of Songs 4:3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
How are these the annointings, "Might" and "Knowledge"?
Why the scarlet thread and the pomegranate?
Listen to find out..
This is the Truth Network treasurers of the song of songs, which is how the church is flex ways and just reflects a woman's beauty in so many different ways in my seat and now all these doubts will connect for us today in verse three of the solids section or the fourth chapter of the song of songs and so just wow. Our hours all at this email just read it in English and will dive in because there's a lot of dots. I think you'll connect when we read this verse so we've been talking as is. We talked about the different seven attributes of the bride of the beauty of the bride and how they reflect Christ sevenfold anointing from Isaiah chapter 11 and so will read this in English thy lips are like a thread of scarlet and my speech is comely by temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks so here we have two things I think anybody who would look at a beautiful woman AC ruby red lips ever that looks red lips and blushed cheeks and so it's interesting that both colors have to do with red. I think that's fascinating and simply connect these with us with the seven since we did the wisdom and understanding counsel today. The lifts would be might and then the temples or in this case is actually cheeks would probably be a better description of what's described here. The cheeks are the pomegranates are knowledge, which is just beautifully lines up with so many different mysterious way so you know, the scarlet thread is throughout the Scriptures. As you may know, and you know the first time we see it I believe is in Genesis, when the scarlet thread is wrapped around the heel of Perez's brother is the era and then we see it throughout the course. The Levitical law is a way to cleanse leprosy and then we see it again as Rahab would drop a scarlet cord down her snow out of her window in order to keep the promise. And so Rashi makes that connection, which I think is beautiful that the red the red the scarlet cord is often connected to the promise.
In other words, the promise that there would be the firstborn because that's why they put it on his his his ankle in the promise that that Rahab would be taken care of because she protected the spies in the promise of being cured from leprosy as is from the Levitical onset this idea of the promise is is connected to that scarlet and egg in the scarlet lips and since this is the idea of might or power. When you think of the power of your words.
It's absolutely spectacular. And so we can see that connection and then you know that the idea of the scarlet is huge and it connects so many different gods because there is a warm that is called the scarlet warm which is in so many ways an image of crisp Christmas because of that scarlet promise in the way that that is the scarlet worm works. I've talked about this in my radio show several times is that there's a female scarlet worm that they use to get this guy that they would die the threads in order to get this dutiful color that was used in much of the tapestry in the in the veil and all in the temple, which again is that he is more of the promise that that veil would be torn into the way that the scarlet happens with the case of the worm is this particular bug. The female of the of the species will cling to a notary.
Would you know as we talked about so many times how what is a picture of righteousness, and scarlet is an idea of righteousness as well and so they they hold to this would and then they die.
And as they die they lay their eggs and those eggs then begin to feed on the body of their mother, and when it does when they do, it releases this scarlet dye that both marks the tree is scarlet and also marks their young and that they now have the same scarlet in the course they use that color in order to make the thread red and so as we clearly eat Christ through communion and and we were receiving the promise. You know to be part of him through you know taken communion and all of that is pictured by this scarlet thread that weaves its way all the way through Scriptures and so many different ways and so I hope you can see the the might of that the mind of that scarlet thread in the might of these words that would speak a word of hope to people okay and so you can see that and of course there's a lot of ways you can go with that but will move on to the pomegranates and I don't know if you've ever heard this but a lot of folks believe that the fruit that that Adam and Eve ate was pomegranate in again. The idea being a red fruit.
And the reason they think that is that the pomegranate is long been associated with knowledge, there the Jews have taught that their 613 seeds in a pomegranate which has a lot to do with you know the whole idea, being fruitful court obviously but also the idea of their 613 mitzvah according to their traditions. Again this is something that there's no. I don't know that it's anything that is absolute truth, but we do know is obviously there's a lot of seeds in a pomegranate, and the idea of all that is. There's much to know, and so you know, the idea of these cheeks being blushed is from Matthew Henry pointed this out beautifully. That is our own knowledge of our sin behind these locks. In other words, it's not obvious to anybody but Jesus that behind our locks.
We blush over our sin and that Jesus is beautiful. In other words, as we consider those things that that we have we have missed the mark on it's it's it's embarrassing, and in the course in a Jesus knows how we actually feel in our hearts respond to that in his you know he can see that behind our locks and it's absolutely beautiful in so as we look at this verse in others.
Just a whole lot to think about, you know, how can we actually look to apply this or what is this look like with these scarlet lips and these blushing cheeks from Jesus's point of view. I think perhaps you know we have opportunities all the time like I got a call late Saturday night from a dear friend who was struggling and gone through. Just some difficult letdowns and and what she told me when she actually felt like a loser. As a result of some of things that happen, and I know this person is anything but a loser and so you know it was it was wonderful to share with her as I as we thought about the promises right and to help I guess you note her to see you know how much God is doing with her life and how much you know she's an encouragement to so many other people in even though all I was doing just was reflecting what God had given me. I know in that situation to hurt you know my lips were scarlet. It just absolutely were that they were revealing this promise that we know that you know what we've done for Christ will last you know me, that's just that's that's a big big part of it, but we also talked at length.
You know about this idea that we would we shared in the third chapter about you know the hold you daughters of Zion, go forth and see the crown of thorns that we crowned Jesus with ourselves that were were responsible for, you know him having to shed this Crimson and end but yet it wasn't seminar in his and his delight, and I think of the times that I let them down are the times that I didn't have the scarlet lips for somebody that needed them and it makes me blush and I'm sure that it makes you blush us with all that that that you know we want to be there for people that need the encouragement but it's a beautiful thing to see that here we are, as the bride of Christ, and he sees these scarlet lips and these blushed cheeks just spectacular stuff to think about today and and and reflect on what opportunity it is to share this with you all. I really appreciate