Then she addresses the audience
Chapter 8, verses 3 and 4
Oh, may his left hand be under my head and his right hand embrace me. I want you to promise me, O young women of Jerusalem, that you will surely arouse, you will surely awaken love
when love pleases to awaken.
This is the third time that she say this, but this time she changes what else she says. She leaves out the ‘by the does and gazelles and makes a small change. I could give you some technical word study, but it comes down to this: the first two times are a warning not to arouse love. This time the warning is to arouse love. There was a time for her to hold back. Now it is time to open the flood gates and let love flow. From don’t do it yet it switches to — do it now.
So God is ok with sex? It seems like he made it and then said don’t do it — kind of like the apple in the Garden of Eden.
That is one of those assumptions that people make about God. He helps clear it up in this book. People all ‘know’ that it was an apple in the Garden of Eden, but go back and read it — it says fruit. No where in the Bible does it identify this fruit as an apple. Then people all ‘know’ that the apple stands for sex. That God was staying do anything but have sex. That is another thing that people ‘know’ that isn’t true. God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiple. He saw what he created and said it is good, then he created Man, male and female, and he said it was very good. He created us with nerve ending and feelings and emotions. He designed these for our benefit. The Song of Solomon shows all that can be great about love, sex, romance, marriage and a relationship.