Song of Solomon 5:9-16

Chapter 5:9-16


What is your beloved, more than another beloved, O fairest among women?   What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you so charge us?    My beloved is….”


It is a wonderful question placed before us by the Shulamite woman, one which we would do well to ponder concerning our “beloved” the “all together lovely one”.  


How, or with what terms, will you describe your beloved, the lover of your soul?   This bride was quick to describe Him whom she knew.   A witness may be able to describe the approximate weight, height, skin color and hair color of one involved in a crime.   He may be able to give a description of the clothes the perpetrator was wearing and the car he drove but it does not go much deeper than that for the witness may not know the individual with any kind of familiarity.   We, as the bride of Christ, ought to have little trouble describing our bridegroom.   Our description should be able to go deeper than the mere surface, into the depths of the character of our beloved.   There we muse on the infinite nature and attributes that our beloved possesses.  


My beloved is….”    How would you complete that statement?   Take a pen and paper and write down your musings.   Take your time, don’t rush through it.   Describe Him. Think on Him.   Go deep below the surface and enjoy the depths of His exhaustless spring.   You may be more personal in your own writings then you would ever want anyone else to read.   That is good.   What has He meant to you?   From what has He delivered you?   Describe His character, His love, His intimacy.   When you have completed your description of the beloved, you will join with the Shulamite women in exclaiming, “ Yes, He is altogether lovely, This is my beloved, and this is my friend.”


“The bride eyes not her garment, but her dear bridegroom’s face. I will not gaze at glory, but on my king of grace.   Not at the crown He giveth, but on His pierced hands.   The lamb is all the glory, of Immanuel’s land.”