May my meditation be sweet to Him;
I will be glad in the Lord.
Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. § For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord?
My beloved is white and ruddy, chief among ten thousand. § One pearl of great price. § The ruler over the kings of the earth. § His head is like the finest gold; his locks are wavy, and black as a raven. § Head over all things. § He is the head of the body, the church. § His cheeks are like a bed of spices, banks of scented herbs. § He could not be hidden. § His lips are lilies, dripping liquid myrrh. § No man ever spoke like this Man!
His countenance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. § Make Your face shine upon Your servant. § Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
Ps. 104:34; Song 2:3; Ps. 89:6; Song 5:10;
Matt. 13:46; Rev. 1:5; Song 5:11; Eph. 1:22;
Col. 1:18; Song 5:13; Mark 7:24; Song 5:13;
John 7:46; Song 5:15; Ps. 31:16; Ps. 4:6
O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup
pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.
Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save Me from this hour”? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. § He … became obedient to the point of death. § In the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
Do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? § Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Matt. 26:39; John 12:27; 6:38; Phil. 2:8;
Heb. 5:7–8; Matt. 26:53; Luke 24:46–47