I sat down under his shadow with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. vines with the tender grape--rather, "the vines in flower," literally, "a flower," in apposition with "vines" [MAURER]. Faith is smelling: "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia"; "thy name is as ointment poured forth." Like an apple tree among the trees in the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my lover among the boys. Next we discover its preciousness; we begin to admire it, and find how fragrant it is; that is faith in its “smell.” Then we appropriate the mercies which are prepared for us in Christ; that is faith in its “touch.” Hence follow the enjoyments, peace, delight, communion; which are faith in its “taste.” Any one of these acts of faith is saving. Pardons are sweet, and peace of conscience sweet. . ( Log Out /  To hear Christ’s voice as the sure voice of God in the soul will save us; but that which gives true enjoyment is the aspect of faith wherein Christ, by holy taste, is received into us, and made, by inward and spiritual apprehension of His sweetness and preciousness, to be the food of our souls. The wicked, the daughters of this world, who have no love to Christ, are as thorns, worthless and useless, noxious and hurtful. 15. the time of . daughters--of men. I took my rest under his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. Single Sign-On access here. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The saints of old saw him, appearing through the sacrifices and ceremonial institutions. — Song of Songs 1:16b. Whatever we find a hinderance to us in that which is good, we must put away. Until--that is, "Before that," &c. break--rather, "breathe"; referring to the refreshing breeze of dawn in the East; or to the air of life, which distinguishes morning from the death-like stillness of night. Beauty, delicacy, and lowliness, are to be in her, as they were in Him ( Matthew 11:29 ). Psalms 45:1 , title, terms his lovely bride's "lilies" [HENGSTENBERG] pure and white, though among thorns ( Solomon 2:2 ). If you have a question about our ministry, need guidance with regards to our resources, or are looking for fellowship near you, then we’d love to assist you. Historically, John the Baptist spared not the fox-like Herod ( Luke 13:32 ), who gave vine-like promise of fruit at first ( Mark 6:20 ), at the cost of his life; nor the viper-Sadducees, &c.; nor the varied subtle forms of sin ( Luke 3:7-14 ). He combines the shadow and fragrance of the citron with the sweetness of the orange and pomegranate fruit. "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. 1. rose--if applied to Jesus Christ, it, with the white lily (lowly, 2 Corinthians 8:9 ), answers to "white and ruddy" ( Solomon 5:10 ). article or review. One of the first performances of faith is hearing. As an apricot tree stands out in the forest, my lover stands above the young men in town. . The prophecies, types, &c., were lattice glimpses of Him to the Old Testament Church, in spite of the wall of separation which sin had raised ( John 8:56 ); clearer glimpses were given by John Baptist, but not unclouded (John 1:26). "My love, among the young men you are like an apple tree among the trees of the forest. And his fruit was sweet unto my taste.” The love of Christ, manifested by his death, and by his word, is the banner he displays, and believers resort to it. "Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men. All I want is to sit in his shade, to taste and savor his delicious love. Tomorrow: “Manifesting the Riches of Life”. Song of Songs 2:3 (CSB) By this faith the woman came behind and touched the hem of Christ’s garment, and by this we handle the things of the good word of life. Once your account is created, you'll be logged-in to this account. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Like the finest apple tree in the orchard is my lover among other young men. But the "house of wine" ( Solomon 2:4 , Margin) favors "flagons"; the "new wine" of the kingdom, the Spirit of Jesus Christ. My beloved is to me the most fragrant apple tree— he stands above the sons of men.


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