“Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.” (Song of Solomon 6:1) “My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to … [Read more...]
Song of Solomon
The Song of Solomon is a love song written by King Solomon; abounding in metaphors and oriental imagery. Historically it depicts the wooing and wedding of a sheperdess by King Solomon, and the joys and heartaches of wedded love.
Allegorically, it pictures Israel as God's betrothed bride (Hos 2:19-20), and the Church as the Bride of Christ. As human life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of a man and a woman, so spiritual life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of God for His People and Christ for His Church.
The Bride’s answer to the questions from the Daughters of Jerusalem is found in verses 10-16. Her First Observation is, “My beloved is… the chiefest among ten thousand” (Song of Solomon 5:10). The Bride now gives the reasons why her Beloved is … [Read more...]
“What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?” (Song of Solomon 5:9) Their first question is, “What is thy beloved more than another beloved.” … [Read more...]
“I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.” (Song of Solomon 5:8) Here in Song of Solomon 5:8, the writer of the Song of Songs speaks of a group of people called the “daughters of … [Read more...]
We now look at Song of Solomon 5:6b, which brings us to the Third Step of Christ’s Plan of Recovery to bring His Bride to full fellowship, “but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone.” The question comes, what is Christ meaning by this … [Read more...]
The Bride’s First Response to Her Beloved’s Second Step “…and my bowels were moved for him.” This, in the spiritual sense, is revealing the effect of Christ putting His hand in by the hole of the door. (The door represents the barrier of her … [Read more...]