Song of Solomon 4:7-8

April 10, 2017

(7) You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you. (8) Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon. Look from the top of Amana, from the top of Senir and Hermon, from the lion's dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

 

This is the first place in the Song of Solomon that the Lord refers to his bride solely as His spouse. She has come through many trials and testings, but is now determined to follow Him wherever He may lead. Because of this, He sees she has truly become the bride. The prerequisite of a bride is that she will follow wherever Her bridegroom leads. His agenda and plans are hers. Regardless of the fear, the danger, the uncertainty and the unknown, she has learned to submit it all to pursue Him wholeheartedly. This type of love and trust is greater than any other emotion. It is the sign of maturity that defines the bride.

 

In verse 7, the bridegroom starts by saying she is beautiful, and he sees no blemish or flaw in her. She is altogether beautiful to him. Then he invites her to the mountaintop (Lebanon) to live with him. In the allegory, this is like the Lord inviting us to 'live' and see things from His spiritual point of view. "God has raised us up together, and made us to sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus..." (Ephesians 2:6a)  The bride understands there is a place in Him that will bring victory...and that place is being "seated in the heavenlies", viewing all things with His understanding and His perspective.

 

Lebanon was a large mountain range in the northern part of Israel. The mountain peaks Amana, Senir and Hermon, were all high peaks in the mountain range of Lebanon. Looking out from these mountain peaks, the bride could see across to the west side of the Jordan River, and into the promised land. This is a picture of our being able to see our victories as we view things from His position.

 

In addition, there were also enemies to contend with on those mountain tops (the lions and the leopards). This was an example of the spiritual warfare that the bride would have to enter into with her Lord to inherit the promised land.

 

While we know we have the victory in all things in Him, there is still a certain amount of warfare we will have to contend with. The promised land does not come without a fight. Yes, it is ours by inheritance, but it doesn't come free. The fight for our promised land is part of becoming the mature bride of Christ, without spot or wrinkle. Selah!

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