Lost in the moment

Song of Solomon Bible Background

09.23.2015 Old Testament: Song 6.11–12

To read the Bible in a year, read Song of Solomon 6–8 on September 23, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

What is it about love? We might be busy with the chores of the day, and before you know it, we have slipped into a dream world, thinking of the one whom our soul loves. At other times, we decide to see the love of our hearts, and we go forth and on the way, start dreaming. The Shulamite in the Song of Solomon had this experience,

I went down to the garden of nuts
To see the verdure of the valley,
To see whether the vine had budded
And the pomegranates had bloomed.
Before I was even aware,
My soul had made me
As the chariots of my noble people.
(Song 6.11–12) 

In 6.2, she had said that Solomon went to his garden. Thus verse 11 seems to indicate that she went there to join him, remembering that she had unintentionally turned him away (5.3–5), so she sought him earnestly, and 6.2 shows that she had found him.

She went to the garden, where Solomon had gone, and the experience carried her away. It was like she was carried away in a chariot. She was lost in the moment.

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