The Bride of Christ bears the image of the King of Kings and in the beauty of holiness, is beyond anything nature can reach.
In answer to the expressions of Christ’s regard for His own,
the believer should triumph in his relation to Him and rejoice in the hold He has of him.
Song of Solomon 7
1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince’s daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
5 Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.
8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;
9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
10 ¶ I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
Song of Solomon 7 – J. Vernon McGee
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1 How __________________ are thy ________ with __________, O prince’s ________________! the ____________ of thy ____________ are like ____________, the ________ of the __________ of a cunning ______________.
10 ¶ I am my beloved’s, and his ____________ is toward me.
Song of Solomon 7:10—I am my Beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.
This is the thankful recognition of the Bride. She knows that she belongs to, that she is loved by, the Bridegroom—that his desire is turned towards her with ineffable longing.
Dear soul, do you realize the desire of your Beloved towards you? You love Him; but He loves you ever so much more. You desire Him; but his desire towards you is as much greater than yours towards Him, as sunlight is more brilliant than moonlight. Know ye not, says James, that the Spirit which He has caused to dwell in us longeth even to envy? Jesus desires all our love, all our energy, all our possessions, that we should be only, always, all for Him. How have we responded to his great desire? Alas, our response has been very uncertain and unsatisfactory. Sometimes we have felt a pure flame of answering affection; but it has soon been obscured with clouds of smoke, or has died down for want of oil.
The Lord desires more of our time, that we should withdraw ourselves from the busy rush of the world and the absorbing interests of life, in order to allow Him to commune with us. He desires more of our affection, that He may teach us how to respond to his love. He desires to teach us how to share his riches, as his joint-heirs; how to sit with Him in heavenly places; how to work in the energy of his Spirit. Let us yield ourselves to his desires, and allow Him to effect in us and for us all He desires for us, so that we may give Him delight. “As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee” (Isaiah 62:5). If, as Zephaniah says, He is silent in his love, because his love is too strong for speech, we may yield ourselves to it without misgiving. —Our Daily Homily
Song of Solomon 7:11
Those who love Christ will go forth from the amusements of the world, contriving to attend upon Him without distraction. If we keep our eyes upon Christ, we may have the realization of His presence with us wherever we go (I walk with the King, hallelujah!)