A propos de Shula Rajaonah
"Quand les montagnes s'éloigneraient, Quand les collines chancelleraient, Mon amour ne s'éloignera point de toi, Et mon alliance de paix ne chancellera point, Dit l'Eternel, qui a compassion de toi." ESAIE 54:10
"Alors, pourquoi dois-je écouter mon coeur ? - Parce que tu n'arriveras jamais à le faire taire. Et même si tu feins de ne pas entendre ce qu'il te dit, il sera là, dans ta poitrine, et ne cessera de répéter ce qu'il pense de la vie et du monde." Paulo Coelho
"This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you."
Shula : From the same root as Shalom sh-l-m. Refers to a cycle, returning, health, peace, greetings, and many other things. It is also the name of the lover in the "Song of Songs." Generally miss-translated in Bibles into English as "Shulamite."
The Shulamite woman.
† approx English pronunciation for Shulamite: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"
☺ Soyons reconnaissants aux personnes qui nous donnent du bonheur ; Elles sont les charmants jardiniers par qui nos âmes sont fleuries.☺ Proust
Upon a lower level prayer certainly assumes a lower form, which by sin has become so low and selfish that prayer, which should be love's breath, has become an egoistic cry. But we discuss prayer as it was originally, before sin had affected it. And as the true heir of heaven yearns for his heavenly home not for the sake of crown and palm and golden harp, but for his God alone; so is prayer, pure and undefiled, a longing, not for God's gifts, but for God Himself. As the Shulamite calls for her bridegroom, so does the praying soul, from the consuming desire of love, pray and thirst for the possession of its Maker and to be possessed of Him.
"A chaque être, correspond une forme d'amour spécifique ;
son bonheur est de la rencontrer."
Jean Simard*I don't want to be a DROP in your OCEAN of FRIENDS I want to be your LOVED ONE I want to be your EVEYTHING And you to be my EVERYTHING*♔ *S'il te faut l'aurore pour croire au lendemain Et des lendemains pour pouvoir espérer* ☂ *Alors tu n'as rien compris* ☂ Jacques Brel*Tu seras aimé(e) le jour où tu pourras montrer ta faiblesse sans que l'autre ne s'en serve pour affirmer sa force**Aime-t-on parce qu’on rencontre un être qu’on croit crée pour soi* *ou aime-t-on parce qu’on est né avec la faculté d’aimer*? Maupassant"Pour être aimé, soyez discret, - La clé des coeurs, c'est le secret." Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian"Chaque désespoir sur cette terre est un hurlement à l'amour qui n'a pas été donné ou à l'amour qui n'a pas été reçu." Danièle Starenkyj -' Le désir féminin: ce que femme veut'
*La vie de chacun d'entre nous n'est pas une tentative d'aimer Elle est l'unique essai* Pascal QuignardThe Shulamite
Solomon had many women. Why would he write about the Shulamite? He wrote about her because she was the one who got away. He had all the wealth, all the woman and all the wisdom he could desire but he wanted this little woman as well. But she resisted all his offers and eventually got away.
Some commentators have thought that she was Pharaoh’s daughter or the Queen of Sheba. But again this cannot be so. She was not rich, powerful or foreign. We are told that she tended sheep and tended to vineyards and as a result she was heavily sunburnt (Song 1:6). Her mother was a widow and she had brothers.
She is always associated in the song with villages, fields, gardens, sheepfolds and mountains; not palaces, princes and power. Her name comes from Shulem or Shunem a small village near Nazareth (Song 6:13)
Le Cantique des Cantiques revêt la forme d'une suite de poèmes, de chants d'amour alternés entre une femme et un homme (ou même où plusieurs couples s'expriment), qui prennent à témoin d'autres personnes et des éléments de la nature. C'est l'un des livres de la Bible les plus poétiques. Sa composition est attribuée à un compilateur du IVe siècle av. J.‑C. qui y aurait fondu différents poèmes.On a même avancé l'hypothèse que le Cantique des Cantiques ait pu avoir été rédigé par une femme, comme le pense par exemple l'exégète André Lacocque1, étant donné la large place qui y est laissée aux personnages féminins. On retrouve des parallèles à de nombreuses expressions du Cantique dans la littérature du Proche-Orient ancien, notamment dans les poèmes d'amour égyptiens. Le cadre géographique et social est suggéré par quelques noms propres (Jérusalem, Tirça, le Liban), mais de telles références ne permettent pas de fixer avec certitude la date et le lieu de rédaction du Cantique des Cantiques. Le livre a d'abord été rejeté à cause de son caractère profane, dont témoignent les nombreuses images érotiques comme : « Tes seins sont comme deux faons, jumeaux d'une gazelle » ou « Ta poitrine comme les raisins mûrs ».On le considérer comme une collection de poèmes décrivant l'amour entre une jeune fille et son amoureux, dont on fait parfois un couple marié, croyant y déceler des noces. Cette conception s'appuie sur le fait que cette compréhension est proche, voire correspond parfaitement à la pensée hébraïque, alors que selon elle la première alternative allégorique serait trop influencée par la pensée grecque considérant le corps comme quelque chose de méprisable ou de spirituellement indigne (allusions étant parfois faites à Aristote, à Platon et au gnosticisme des premiers siècles de l'ère chrétienne, puis à la pensée de Saint Augustin qui a grandement influencé la doctrine catholique). Nous avons pourtant, dans ce livre, affaire à un amour sensuel et passant continuellement par l'exaltation de la beauté et les relations physiques. Le langage hébraïque du livre fait clairement référence %
Song 8:4SHULAMITE in Marine Flag Language :
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases. NKJV
The Song was written by Solomon. Solomon means Peaceful. He sings of the Shulamite - the Perfect One, or the Peacable One. The Shulamite rightfully declared that she belongs to her Beloved and that He is her posession. Nothing would separate her from her Beloved. She has exclusive access to His chambers, she is seated at the King's table, and she enjoys exclusive intimacy with her Beloved! In Ephesians 5 Paul speaks of a great mystery, the marriage relationship between Christ and His Bride; the corporate Church. He compares our marriage to Christ to the marriage between a husband and his wife. John revealed the Bride, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2) In the Acts of the Apostles and the early Church there were two expressions of Church life. The believers gathered daily in their households of faith for teaching, fellowship, communion and prayers, and the households would all gather together at the temple to celebrate the Body of Christ. The Church in the City would include all the believers in the entire city.
We also see this expression in the Song of Solomon. The Shulamite respresents the Corporate Body of Christ, and the women of Jerusalem represents the single believer, or the diferent households of faith (local church). The daughters of Jerusalem were selflessly and wholeheartedly pursuing the Shulamite. Just like the Bridemaids would adorn the Bride for the Groom, the daughters of Jerusalem are preparing the Shulamite for her Beloved.
Therefore He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ-- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
SHULAMITE in Sign Language:
This equipping of the saints takes place in the local household of faith. God called Solomon to build His Temple. David was unable to build His Temple as he was a man of war, but Solomon would be a man of Rest. (1 Chronicles 22:6-11). When Solomon built the temple the stone was finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built. (1 Kings 6:7) The local church is a quarry where the living stones are carefully prepared to feature in the Temple. Today many pastors are equipping the saints with guitars and microphones instead of hammers and chisels. The local church became a place of entertainment. But the Lord never intended for the emphasis and the beauty to be visible in the local church. The local church is a noisy place. It is a place of crafting and shaping, teaching and discipline. Intimacy with the Beloved was never intended for the daughters of Jerusalem. The Beloved belongs to the Shulamite.
There should be an increasing burden upon every leader of the local church to pursue the Shulamite. Every pastor must pursue the Corporate Gathering of the Saints. The Shulamite warned us: Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases. If you are not connected to the corporate temple in your city, if you have no desire to engage other leaders in your city you have no right to the Chambers of Christ.
The Shulamite woman was a queen. She was royalty. She was Solomon's princess, his special one. The one who made his heart go boom, boom, boom when he came near to her. She was also black. She said her skin looked like the tents of Kedar, which were made out of black goats' hair, like curtains of Solomon. She was definitely a person of color.
But this sun-caressed, black-skinned Shulamite woman can be a woman of any color. Every woman can be a Shulamite woman. Man looks at the outside, but God looks on the inside. The word Shulamite means 'peaceful'. And the most precious quality a woman can have is not skin color, but a peaceful spirit. As 1 Timothy 2:9 says, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."
SHULAMITE in Braille (Blind) Alphabet :
Like so many things in scripture, the Song of Solomon goes beyond what it first appears. In it we see God's love for Israel, His chosen covenant people, whom He calls His wife and His bride many times in the writings of the Old Testament prophets. In the Song of Solomon we also see the love Jesus Christ has for His church whom the New Testament calls the Bride of Christ. He's going to sweep us off of our feet and take us up to heaven for His royal wedding, for an eternal, everlasting love affair with Him.
But the Song of Solomon was written for two main reasons: The first to show us how deep and exciting love can be for husband and wife; the second to teach us love, passion and romance do not have to disappear after the wedding takes place. In fact, longing and fulfillment can still be there even after the children arrive. The beautiful Shulamite queen can become the beautiful Shulamite mother, and her handsome, dashing king can become a noble, regal father. The excitement, freshness and newness of love are there for married couples long, long after the wedding vows have been said.
There is the idea in many people's minds that soon after marriage happens, passion, romance and adventure all stop. That's because in many marriages they do. The fire dims; the thrill disappears. Most former lovers just live with it, wishing things were different, and some look elsewhere for satisfaction.
But romance never has to leave any marriage - if the couple is willing to work at it and the two lovers are willing to see each other the right way. As scripture says to the husband in Proverbs 5:18, "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. [Let her be as] the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love."
First, the Shulamite mother is a woman who treats her husband with love, compassion and passion. There once was a country song that said, Good Lovin' Keeps A Home Together. The Shulamite woman in the Song of Solomon says the same thing. In Chapter 1 verse 13 she says, "A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved unto me; he shall lie all night between my breasts." Now that's keeping a home together!
It's no accident God devoted one chapter, Proverbs 31, plus some New Testament verses, on how to be a godly wife and mother. But He devoted an entire book, the Song of Solomon, to teach a woman how to be a passionate, fulfilling, romantic lover, with both eyes set on pleasing and being pleased by her husband. God wrote an entire book on exploring passion, making love and sharing romance. Indeed, good loving keeps a home together. That country singer was on to something. But God knows that and 3,000 years before that country singer. The Shulamite mother knows keeping her husband's desires and needs fulfilled is a priority for a long-lasting happy marriage and fulfilling relationship. A godly husband and father will respond by giving his wife, her needs and desires the same priority in his life.
SHULA in Sign Language :=
In chapter 4, we get a description of Jesus' heart for his bride. It is a picture of a man who feels that his bride is perfect in every part. He describes his heart as being ravished by her. The woman is his treasure and he is overcome by her beauty. She is his private garden and a quenching fountain. She provides living water that satisfies his thirst. Do you think of yourself as this to Christ? Do you understand His desire to be with you? You ravish His heart.
His bride calls out for him to come into her garden and eat its choicest fruits. Oh, for this type of intimacy with the Lord! Passion shared and enjoyed. Do you invite Jesus to have this sort of intimacy with you? Have you given Him the deepest part of yourself?
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
The Apostle Paul was a man of impeccable character. Today, he confirms to the Corinthians that as he and Titus carry the offering for the poor saints in Jerusalem, they will be honorable before the Lord in how they handle the situation. They will not indulge in taking a little money for themselves and profiting from the gifts of others. Boy, do we need this type of attitude in the modern church. How many men and women are attempting to personally profit from gifts meant to minister to others. Jesus is watching.
This psalm speaks of the Lord returning and judging the world. Only God can reveal the way of salvation.
The Lord is the defender of the poor.
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