3:6-11 – It’s not what you whisper in the bedroom, but what you say in public that counts
Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 3:6-11
This is the songwriter describing the wedding procession.
In the far distance it looks like a column of smoke.
Up close it can be seen that it is Solomon’s carriage.
She would be in this.
Maybe it is carried.
With it are sixty warriors.
Not just any warriors, but some kind of special elite warriors.
All of them are armed and have battle experience.
Enemies would delight in ruining things for an enemy king.
Taking the woman he is going to marry, or killing her or spoiling things for the king were all things that happened.
Solomon had waited for her.
He wasn’t going to let something happen now.
Then it says Solomon made the carriage or carrier.
The So Called Experts note that there are two different Hebrew words that are used in these verses.
Usually they still translate them the same.
But the second one, the one in verse 9 could be ‘bed’.
And it is possible that when it says that Solomon made it of wood from Lebanon, and its posts he made of silver, and base of gold that Solomon made it himself.
Or that he was very involved in the process and he had it made under his special directions.
This part describes the ceremony.
Ceremonies vary from nation to nation and from one generation to the next.
A key point here is that he was wearing a crown.
It is not the crown of a king, but the crown for a wedding.
And on this day his heart rejoiced.
He wasn’t the nervous groom who wrings his hands and asks everyone if this is the right thing.
He rejoices. He is ready.
The next passage is Song of Solomon 4:1-8.