The day His heart rejoiced

“Daughters of Jerusalem, come out, and look, you daughters of Zion. Look on King Solomon wearing a crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, the day his heart rejoiced.”

Song of Songs 3:11

This is a sharing and learning and rejoicing situation. All you young people come and look. Come out of your houses and come out of your jobs and take time to come and look at the spectacle. The King is wearing his new crown, a crown presented to him by his mother. The king recieved his crown the same day as he got his dearly beloved. The crowning day and the wedding day were the same day.

So Christ will enter into his kingdom, the day all his redeemed people are brought into him. The day when all the people of God finally meet their dearly beloved, there is the wedding supper of the lamb as they enter into that eternal kingdom. All the family will be fully there and Christ will be the king and the Lord and the God of all the universe.

We can look at Him now even #as we read these words “Christ the King.” It will be remembered forever as the day when Christ’s heart rejoice within him to receive his bride. There will not be another day quite like this day. The people of God will also receive their crowns – their awards for what they have done on earth, and they will cast their crowns at the feet of their king. Because the Lord Jesus is the King forever there will be no pecking order. There will only be worship and praise and glory and honour and power to all those who love him.

This is a spectacle worth looking at – this is worth leaving what you’re doing and coming to see what is going on. Will we look and will we learn?

Christ also wore a crown on His triumphant fight with sin and death, as He wrestled with them on the cross at Calvary. That cruel crown, given to Him by sinful men, was significant of woe, sorrow and suffering, but was transformed on His noble head, into a crown of glory. It signified the suffering He endured for our sake, not His own. It indicated what kind of victor He is – humble, contrite to the Father, and full of grace and truth. It pointed the way of life that the Christian must follow if we are to overcome and reach our final destination, at that marriage shooter of the Lamb.

Solomon’s crown was from his mother. Jesus Christ received the cruel crown from sinful man, the glorious crown for His Father, and will receive our crowns as we place them at His feet in glory. All glory will be His, since He is the all conquering Lord and the King of Kings, everlastingly.

Dear people, this is love not that we loved him but that he loved us. The king of all the world loves his dearly beloved and we must make sure that we are part of that body of people who love him back.

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12