09.23.2016 – Old Testament: Song 6.13
To read the Bible in a year, read Song of Solomon 6–8 on September 23, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
Friends of a loving couple want to be with them, because the loving couple create an atmosphere of love and their friends want part of it,
Return, return, O Shulamite;
Return, return, that we may look upon you!
What would you see in the Shulamite—
As it were, the dance of the two camps?
In the Song of Solomon, others celebrate the romance of these two, because they admired Solomon and the Shulamite, and these two lovers invited others to celebrate their love for one another.
Solomon liked to see the Shulamite, but others did also, because her inward beauty was as great as her outward beauty, and they wanted her to be with them.
Her soul had been carried away while in the garden, but she is called to return. She wanted to know what they expected to see, showing her humility. They wanted to look upon her, and she wondered what they wanted to see or what they thought they would see. Again showing her humility. Did they want her to do a dance? Perhaps this is part of the celebration of their wedding, and they wanted her to take part in the celebration.
- Do you like to be with a husband and a wife who love one another?
- If so, why?