Song of Solomon 3
-In the first section of this chapter the bride reports how hard she sought after her beloved when he could not be found (Song of Solomon 3:1-4). She searched immediately in every conceivable place, but could not find him. When she did find him, she held on to him and would not let him go. She brought him to her mother’s house, which has cultural relevance. *Application* Jesus also spoke in His parables about how important it is to seek out the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Jeremiah 29:13, Matthew 6:33; 7:7-8; 13:44-46, Luke 11:9-10). This seeking with all our heart is an essential element in our love affair with the King of kings.
-The phrase, for poetic purposes, is repeated from Song of Solomon 2:7 again reiterating his care and affection (Song of Solomon 3:5). Her wellbeing and pleasure is his primary concern.
-Now the scene shifts to the grand entrance of the king in this magnificent moment of the wedding occasion (Song of Solomon 3:6-11). He comes up from the wilderness like columns of smoke perfumed and ready for his bride (Jesus will return on the wilderness side of Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives also powerful and ready for His bride, the Church, Zechariah 14:4). Solomon is powerful with much anointing and array for the occasion with his armada with him. There is rejoicing and gladness of heart by those with great expectation for the event, which is to take place. *Application* This chapter reminds us that the King of kings is coming for His people in glorious array and power at the end of the age. Be alert and ready for His coming (Matthew 25).
Verse to Memorize: Song of Solomon 3:4