(8) We have a little sister, and she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is spoken for? (9) If she is a wall, we will build upon her a battlement of silver; and if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.
This scripture is one of the most confusing to me in the natural sense, but looking at it allegorically is phenomenal!
This is the bride's final intercession for the church in the book of the Song. She is speaking to the Bridegroom, and notes they have a 'little sister', meaning those in the family (or body of Christ...the brides-to-be) who are less mature.
In wanting to partner with her Bridegroom, she feels the responsibility to help mature these young ones. She also finds herself beginning to love them the way the Bridegroom loves them. It is in this context that she seeks the Bridegroom to find out her role in these young ones' lives.
All of us have a calling in the body of Christ, and in verse 9 the bride is elaborating on some of the callings, or gifts, of the young ones.
Some are like a wall, who will provide protection to others when they come forth in full maturity. The bride sees herself co-laboring with the Bridegroom to equip and train these young ones, so they may be able to stand in their appointed time in God's supernatural grace and power.
Still others are like a door, who will evangelize or teach others new truths. The bride, in this case, will partner with her Bridegroom to teach these young ones how to be clothed and wrapped in the anointing of God for their calling.
One of the signs of a mature bride is recognizing specific gifts in a person, and partnering with the Bridegroom to bring them into full fruition, so their gifts will be effective for the kingdom of God. This is not only a sign of maturity, but God really loves it! It is the second commandment in action! "...You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39 NKJV) Selah...