Great Sermon! A great and true declaration of this passage. The critical comments of 'Brian' clearly reveal that he does not know the Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom all the prophets speak and Who Solomon so clearly typifies throughout the Song. The whole song is about Christ and His church, as brother Britt clearly preaches. Such true, Christ honoring preaching deserves praise, not criticism; but then brother Worthan's praise is truly of God, and not men.
Yes, I agree with you. The Bible declares the sovereignty of God from Genesis to Revelations and yet many "believers" make light of the Sovereign Potter. He created and sustains all things. He sends the rain and brings drought. He kills and He makes alive. He does as He pleases in Heaven, earth, seas, and all deep places. He choose Israel and not all nations. He called Abram out of Ur. He called Moses, Noah, His Apostles. He laid His life down, it was not taken from Him. He has power over all flesh...and yet He is worried about man choosing to let Him be the Lord of their life. I don't think so.
Solomon not Christ I don't know where you stand on racially charged sermons, but your interpretation of Song 5:10 and the woman's failure to open the door are, with all due respect, likely to be misunderstood. The verse clearly talks about Solomon not Christ. "My beloved is white and ruddy" does not speak to Christ's complexion. Christ wasn't born yet, and the Songs are not prophetic; therefore, saying that "Christ's character is seen in his complexion" is your personal opinion as you said. You also say the woman was lazy and failed to open to her lover, while Song 5:5 says she did open but he was gone. Again, personal opinion.In Song 5:5 we see that she put on her coat and defiled her feet to open the door, so what makes her lazy? Because she's black? Maybe her lover was a bit too impatient? Christ is not, so only the deep love described in Songs can be analogically applied to Christ and His Church. Solomon is not a type of Christ. Solomon is said to be "white and ruddy" not Christ. Christ is described in Rev 1.