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“Like curiously wrought Oriental lamps, which do not reveal the beauty of their transparent emblems until lighted up within, so the types and allegories of Scripture, ‘the lantern to our path,’ need the inner light of the Holy Spirit of Jesus to reveal their significance…In the Song, with an Oriental profusion of imagery, numbers of lovely, sensible objects are aggregated not strictly congruous, but portraying jointly by their very diversity the thousands various and seemingly opposite beauties which meet together in Christ.” Critical and Explanatory commentary, Vol. I
The depth of the love of our King Jesus is portrayed in this book. He cares about every detail in our life described as ‘little foxes that spoil the vineyards’ in Song of Solomon 2:15.
“What is my greatest concern, the thing about which most of all I want Christ’s help? When he asks to hear my voice, what do I tell him?” Amplified Bible Notes
But true love is a mature love based on trust and it will be tested as we see in today’s verse.
Song of Solomon 5:6, “I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away and withdrawn himself, and was gone! My soul went forth [to him] when he spoke, but it failed me [and now he was gone]! I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.”
“Weak faith receives immediate comfort (Luke 8:44, 47, 48); strong faith is tried with delay (Matthew 15:22, 23).” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. I