Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense. (Song of Songs 4:6)
Many people attribute this verse to the Beloved (the Bridegroom king) speaking but when we put it in the context of the
In SoS 2 the Beloved invited the Bride to go away with Him
When she found him, she took him home, rekindled their relationship, and saw him in the wedding procession. After all those events, she now
The level of
The Bride begins her consent with the same reason she initially declined his request:
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away...
We studied this same phrase in Lesson 122. Here's an excerpt to
The word translated day indicates the time from sunrise to sunset. At this time the sun is out and hot. The word translated break here is more accurately to breathe/blow air (as a breeze) (thereby making the atmosphere cooler). The fleeing shadows refer to when the sun is down and the shadows it cast are no longer visible. (Emphasis
Previously, this statement meant the Bride was unwilling to go away with her Beloved until it was a more convenient time. This contradicts
I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
The same night, when the sun is down and it's much cooler, Jesus
After a series of revelations
...I will go...
The Beloved did not coerce her, rather he loved her despite her reply pointing out the potential he saw in her when he asked her to go away with him.
This statement comes immediately after an affirmation of the Bride's growth. Sometimes our potentials and qualities need to be pointed out for us to be aware of them and put them to
In Lesson 50, we
It's what the Father does for
Even though the Bride didn't know what lay ahead, she
God expects us also to continually labor
Another good point to note is that she specifically said:
...I will go my way...
Everyone is born with a predestined purpose. God told Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5 (Good News Translation):
“I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be a prophet to the nations.”
Paul testified of the same in Galatians 1:15-16. He said:
...(God) separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles...
There is a predestined path for
PRAY WITH ME:
Dear Lord, thank you for every gift, grace, and ability you have
REFLECT & ACT:
- How committed are you to obeying God?
- Has your capacity to obey grown in the last few months?
- Meditate on Philippians 4:13 (Amplified Version):
I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]