My Beloved

Him Perfections Expressed

“My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh … as a cluster of henna-flowers in the vineyards of Engedi” - 1. 13, 14, (R.V.)

Satisfies our affections

“As the apple (citron) true among the trees of the wood so is my beloved among the sons” – ch. 2. 3

Supplies refreshment and rest

“My beloved is like a roe or a young hart” – ch. 2. 9

Symbol of activity (Cp. Gen. 49. 21; 2 Sam. 2. 18; 22, 34) and affection – Prov. 5. 19

“My beloved is mine, and I am his; he feedeth his flock among the lilies” – ch. 2. 16 (R.V.)

Secures and Shepherds his flock

Him Presence Intreated

“Let my beloved corns into his garden” – ch. 4, 16

“Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field;

let us lodge in the villages” – ch. 7. 11

We need His presence in private communion (garden) as much as in public service (fields, villages)

Him Person Excluded

“my beloved … knocketh … I have put, off my coat; how shall I put it on? … my beloved had withdrawn himself” – ch. 5 2, 3, 6

Him Pledge Enjoyed

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies” – ch. 6. 3