2:8-10 – This guy isn’t passive
Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 2:8-10
They are starting to fall in love, to narrow their focus to each other, to become a couple. She appears to be speaking from her house in this next section. These are her thoughts. She could be speaking out loud while she is by herself, or the Song is telling us what her thoughts are.
This is the first time she tells us what he said, rather than the text just giving us his words.
She is looking forward to him coming.
She is listening.
Then she can either see him or hear him coming.
He is coming quickly.
She talks about him leaping and bounding, then states that he is like a gazelle or a young stag.
The gazelle is light and graceful barely making any noise as it moves swiftly.
The young stag makes use of his power, his strength.
If you see him climbing a steep hill he is knocking rocks and dirt loose.
He makes up for skill with his strength and youth.
Her lover makes it to the wall around or near the house.
He looks in through the lattice or windows.
She tells us that he told her to arise – she must have been sitting down or lying down.
He calls her my beautiful one and he asks her to come with him.
He doesn’t come in to her, but instead invites her to come out. It is easy to tell that he is passionate about going out and enjoying spring.
The birds, the trees, the vines – everything is coming alive.
The next passage is Song of Solomon 2:11-13.