Song of Solomon 6
-The chorus of Jerusalem’s daughters begins the chapter with the question as to where the bridegroom has gone. They desire to seek out the bridegroom with the bride (Song of Solomon 6:1). *Application* There are often times when others help us find truth on our spiritual journey. Thank the LORD today for those in your life that helped turn you toward the righteousness of the Savior. We are of those who seek the truth, and we are never alone!
-The bride speaks again in poetic language about where the bridegroom has gone. She is not worried or concerned at this point. She knows her man is at work in his garden and pastures. She repeats the refrain “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine,” which denotes union in perfection (Song of Solomon 2:16; 6:3).
-Now, in the bulk of the chapter, the bridegroom speaks again with praise, honor, and respect to his bride. She is as lovely as Jerusalem (the capital city and holy place), as awesome as an army with banners (majestic), perfect, unique, pure, blessed, beautiful, growing, and budding with brilliance (Song of Solomon 6:4-12). *Application* Amazingly, this is how Jesus views His church in all her glory. Reflect on these descriptions and realize how much the Lord loves and cares for you in His lofty and elevated thoughts.
-Now the chorus again speaks at the end of the chapter to make poetic bookends to the work. They want the Shulammite to “come back” that they may gaze at her beauty and celebrate. *Application* The work of the master is always beautiful and radiant. Appreciate His work to make all things new in us as believers in Him!
Verse to Memorize: Song of Solomon 6:3