It’s easy to sometimes take words just as they are. But it seems not to be so for this Book of the Bible Song of Songs.
I used to think that with the level of intimacy this book carries, it should be read by only the married . Lol. But in actual fact, this book is for anyone who wants to know God and to love Him. It actually describes Jesus’ love for us, and our response of love towards Him. 💗
***Between my breasts***
So I found this portion in Song of Songs 1:13, where the woman (The Shulammite), said this of King Solomon.
“My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts”
Alright! So it’s not strange for you to shake hands with everyone or hug a friend. But to have someone lie or rest between your breasts? That must be intimate! And so you don’t offer that to anyone expect the one you love and are committed to in faithfulness.
It is said that myrrh has got a very sweet smell which lingers, and is considered one of the best perfumes. And the Shulammite eulogized Solomon as to her a sachet of myrrh resting between her breasts. Meaning Solomon was the best and the sweetest. One she wouldn’t want to do without. One she wanted to share her intimacy with! One whose fragrance of love she’d want around her every time. One to whom she had given her heart: the most intimate part of her being.
**Between the breasts**
So I asked myself, which structure is the most significant in between the breasts?
The heart! It is the heart! The heart is one intimate part a person would only give to someone he/she loves.
The Shulamite wanted us to understand that she had given to the lover of her soul the most intimate part of her being! This intimate part was found between her breasts: it was her heart. His fragrance of love rested in and filled her heart. His sweetness, like myrrh filled her heart.
In the book of Hosea, you will find a nation which was betrothed to God, yet remained unfaithful. God thus demanded of Israel in Hosea 2:2 “to remove the adulterous look from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.” God was referring to their hearts which chased after the things of the world rather than after Him!
Who lies between your breasts? Who or what lies in your bosom? Who or what controls your heart? Who or what has the most intimate part of your being? Who is the King of your heart and the lover of your soul?
Sometimes our hearts are not filled with love towards Jesus! Sometimes we profess to be Christians, but we don’t have Him reigning in our hearts! We fill our hearts with adultery and unfaithfulness as we love the world and make the things of the world take control of our hearts, instead of making the sweetness of the Holy Spirit like myrrh rest in our hearts! We love to sing the song “I’m in love with Jesus, and He’s in love with me”, but we don’t allow Jesus to be king of our hearts. We don’t allow the sweetness of His presence to fill us. But rather, we give way to the world and sin to dominate that place of intimacy between our breasts!
Jesus! We want you to be that bundle of myrrh resting in our hearts!
We want You to reign in our hearts with Your love!
So please take away anything that quenches our love for You and that makes us unfaithful to You!
Take away our desire for things of this world, and let our desire be only for You!
Be the only King of our hearts: our bundle of myrrh!