Behold, the King Comes!

Song of Solomon 3:6–11 (NKJV)

THE SHULAMITE

6 Who is this coming out of the wilderness
Like pillars of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
With all the merchant’s fragrant powders?
7 Behold, it is Solomon’s couch,
With sixty valiant men around it,
Of the valiant of Israel.
8 They all hold swords,
Being expert in war.
Every man has his sword on his thigh
Because of fear in the night.
9 Of the wood of Lebanon
Solomon the King
Made himself a palanquin:
10 He made its pillars of silver,
Its support of gold,
Its seat of purple,
Its interior paved with love
By the daughters of Jerusalem.
11 Go forth, O daughters of Zion,
And see King Solomon with the crown
With which his mother crowned him
On the day of his wedding,
The day of the gladness of his heart.

This passage begins what many consider to be the wedding sequence of this book of the Bible.  The Shulamite is watching for her beloved to come and take her away to be married.  She sees him over the horizon, coming out of the wilderness with men surrounding him.  They are arrayed for war, and Solomon is in a royal chair.  It is made from silver and gold, and is opulent in appearance.  The Shulamite tells the daughters of Jerusalem to  go forth and see the king in all his glory on the day of his wedding.

This is the type of anticipation that every believer should have in light of the coming of the Lord to rapture His church.  Jesus is coming soon, and we should encourage every eye to look for Him, to see His glory when He comes.  But only those looking for Him will see Him.  Be sure that your eyes are on the Eastern sky.  Jesus is coming soon!

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