- The young woman in this
section is a commoner that sees the approaching king and becomes
enthralled with him. She desires to be loved by him. He does not look upon
her as a commoner, but as a thing of beauty.
- Men and women look at one
another differently. The man is very visual whereas the woman is more
interested in the physical touch involved in relationship. The woman takes
comfort in the man’s strength. She desires to rest in his presence.
- The pictures of nature
serve to illustrate the life giving power of love.
- When you are in love with
someone you think of nothing else than being in their presence. Being
without them is something that you can hardly bare.
- Even though Solomon is a
powerful King and comes waltzing in with all of his glory and power on
display this young girl is not tempted to chase after the King. Instead
she prefers to flee from the harem and to join her lover outside the
palace gates! She has found true love that money, wealth, and power cannot
- Men should take the time
to tell their wives how much they appreciate their beauty. Words of
affirmation are very important in a relationship between a man and a
woman. They need to be extremely comfortable with one another and with one
another’s bodies and need to have open conversation with one another in
regard to their sexuality.
- I don’t think that we
realize the delight that the Lord takes in those that make up His Church.
These verses are a reminder of just how precious the Church is to the
Lord. He loved the Church enough to die for her!
- The dream of the lover
being at the door and almost entering into her chamber only to be swept
away in the night and for her to be dragged away to be beaten illustrates
just how consumed that she was with thoughts of her lover.
- The young lady so richly
describes her lover to the other young ladies that they too understand why
she is so in love with him. May our description of Christ be likewise
inspiring to others. May they want to search after Him based on our love
- Christ has a claim upon us
that demands that we live to serve and to please Him. Often times we get
this turned around and feel that He is our servant.