Beginning with Song of Solomon 5:2, the Beloved is implementing his Plan of the Recovery of his Bride’s communion. In verse 2, the Bride uses the phrase “I sleep”; which speaks figuratively of her leaving her assigned post of her diligent efforts 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.
“I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?” (Song of Solomon 5:3) In this entire episode, beginning with Song of Solomon 5:2, the Beloved is revealing to the Bride – not that she doesn’t love her … [Read more...]
“Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.” (Song of Solomon 5:2b) Here the Beloved is using the figurative language of being barred from her presence by a door; … [Read more...]
“I sleep.” The first step the Bride took was her confession of her condition, of where she was – “I sleep.” She admits that she is sleeping, tired, lazy; she has pulled off onto the spur track. She says, I need a little time to myself. In the … [Read more...]
“I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.” (Song of Solomon 5:2) Beginning … [Read more...]
Song of Solomon 5:1 The fourth past tense action is, “I have drunk my wine with my milk.” The Beloved had “wine with my milk,” or with strength and nourishment. Wine, not in excess, maketh the heart glad. In figurative language, the Beloved is … [Read more...]