Songs 7 Commentary

Songs 7 Commentary

The groom speaks at length. He is describing his bride with parameters of beauty, elegance, and attraction. This definitely is an all-important space for the woman, exclusively. Could there be something special about this description of the bride that could possibly explain the woman’s role in creation?

Consider how the bride described her groom in chapter 5. Radiant and ruddy; outstanding; purest gold; myrrh; topaz; ivory; and lapis lazuli. The description rings of value, commerce and industry, prosperity, and excellence of execution.

If the world consisted of males only, it would be functional but I doubt if buildings would be painted!

There is definitely an important and significant difference in the roles or mandates of the genders. Perversion means everything is swapping places and roles – all contrary to the original design. It is all deliberate, planned, and intentional. But don’t be mistaken. Perpetrators of perversion aren’t in charge of anything. They are simply the poor victims of the perversion that the devil initiated back in the Garden of peace and tranquility.

The first verse refers to the bride as the prince’s daughter. Of course, we know the groom is pictured as a king or someone with a kingly status. The bride, on the other hand, has been pictured as an ordinary working woman. If anything, someone darkened by the sun as a consequence of work.

Important: Her relationship with the groom elevates her status to a prince’s daughter. Her father becomes a prince. A man must examine his view of his bride and her father. Don’t diminish your father-in-law.

When a woman is this beautiful, a man rarely asks for a day out!

May the wine go straight to my beloved. Don’t let your wine flow to just about anything on two legs. There are specs!

Then and together – the bride and the groom, the woman and the man, the two and not more, male and female and not any other combination – they go around checking commerce and industry while in love.

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Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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