song of songs

For all but the last 100 years the Song of Songs was interpreted in various ways, now theologians have basically dampened the interpretation to be very limited and uninteresting. From when it was written in about 950bc to 1900ad Song of Songs was commonly interpreted allegorically representing either God’s love for his people Israel or Christ’s love for His bride the Church. Recently I’ve allowed myself to read this book with Christ romance with His bride in mind. As I have been reading it allowed I can feel God speaking to my soul His great care and love for me. I strongly encourage a slow and meditative reading of this book.

The Bride Adores Her Beloved

8The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes,
leaping over the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
9My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Behold, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
looking through the lattice.
10My beloved speaks and says to me:

“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away,
11for behold, the winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree ripens its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away.
14O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crannies of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice,
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Song of Songs 2:8-14


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