Song of Solomon 4, 5
In our reading today, the first verse of chapter 5 reminded me of another passage. In Song of Solomon it reads “I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.” These words immediately reminded me of Isaiah 55:1, 2 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” In the Isaiah passage the buying, the eating, and the drinking were all referring to hearkening unto the commandments of the Lord. In the New Covenant Jesus is our husband (Romans 7:4). We feast at his table (Psalm 23:5), with Him (Revelation 3:20), also by drinking the word (1 Peter 2:1-3), and eating good nourishment (1 Timothy 4:6);
2 Corinthians 13
In our reading today is a verse and a spiritual principle that I learned as a young believer. 2 Corinthians 13:1 “This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” Based on this verse, as a young believer I was instructed that a doctrine was to be supported by at least two or three witnesses in Scripture. There had to be two or three verses of Scripture supporting the teaching. This follows the pattern of the Old Testament. Deuteronomy 19:15 “One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.” I still follow this wisdom because it is sound.