Songs 2 Commentary
Verse 4 is the subject of a beautifully acted song by Cedarmont Kids. His banner over me is love. He leads me to the banquet hall. This time the LORD Jesus Christ has shown up as the lover. In other places, He is the good shepherd who prepares a table for His own in the presence of the saint’s enemies.
“The rose of Sharon and a lily of the valleys” is yet another famous praise phrase for the LORD Jesus Christ.
“Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.” Another thought from chapter 2 with worldwide fame in the Body of Christ. You could lift these thoughts and plant them in the New Testament without any trouble at all. And it is just beautiful. Pricelessly beautiful!
As with all scripture, the first layer of application takes us back to the context.
Several themes run through the chapter. “My beloved is mine and I am his.” Verse 16. It rings of exclusivity. There is one lover and one beloved. She is mine but am I hers, exclusively?
The mention of little foxes ruining the vineyard tells us that the problem of sexual immorality isn’t new. Let them not ruin the vineyard.
“Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” Verse 7b. Don’t play with sexual feelings until the right time; until the right gazelle show up. It should be in the hiding places of the mountains. Chapter 2 would condemn today’s open sexual scenes on the screens and streets.
The drama oozes with natural beauty: mountains, valleys, wild gardens, fruits, and forests. The picture of Adam and Eve in the Garden of peace and tranquility comes to mind. Reminiscing. How can we possibly forget?
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