1:5-6 – Sort of Putting Herself Down so that He Would State Something Positive
Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 1:5-6
verses 5 and 6
And then she turns the attention back to herself.
He is there, she is talking to the other girls.
At least she is addressing the others girls.
I don’t think she is saying anything about race.
Everyone can get darker skin when they spend most of their time in the sun.
This usually has to do with free time.
In our society if you have free time you can get out in the sun and get a tan.
That used to be considered great back in the 70’s.
Now people talk about skin cancer and aren’t sure if it is a good thing.
It can happen the other way like in her case.
It appears in her time and society it would have been considered better to get less sun.
If you had free time you could stay inside, out of the sun.
Other people couldn’t help getting darker because they had to work out in the sun.
They didn’t have the option of staying inside.
But her words are aimed at him.
I have this flaw that isn’t really my fault.
My skin is darker than I want it to be and it is the fault of my brothers.
No father is mentioned.
Her mother is mentioned but not her father.
Anyway she is making a point that she wasn’t perfect but is still good looking.
He was supposed to respond to this.
Maybe he should say something like, yeah but you look good to me.
Too bad your brothers are mean to you.
She was hoping for him to say something positive about her.
He doesn’t say anything.
Guys are slow at picking up the hints that the girls drop.
The next passage is Song of Solomon 1:7.