OUR FATHER PREPARES FOR THE WEDDING OF HIS SON (2)
Our study of the book of the Song of Songs continues with verses 11 - 13.
They start with the man promising to make earrings of precious metal for his beloved. She responds by calling the object of her affection a king. She recalls how her fragrance wafted across the table to capture his attention.
The passage reads this way;
We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
The woman, having captured the attention of her beloved with her fragrance, says that, to her, he was like a bundle of myrrh on her bosom.
Myrrh is a fragrant plant resin harvested for perfume and medicine and it was used in large quantities to wrap Jesus' body for burial after His crucifixion.
As such, this reference to myrrh by the bride, associates the king, who is her beloved, with Jesus.
The Lord Jesus is the king in chapter 1 of the Song of songs.
He loves His bride and will make precious jewelry to adorn her and she adores her bridegroom and her sacrificial life in His honor is the perfume that reaches His table and gains her His attention.