4:9-15 – My Sister, My Bride = My Equal
Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 4:9-15
He slows down and talks about her stealing his heart.
Then he calls her my sister, my bride.
This isn’t trying to tell us that they are brother and sister.
This is his way of saying they are equal.
And that she has stolen his heart.
Again he calls her my sister, my bride.
Then he mentions the fragrance of her perfume.
He has gone from observation to being close enough to smell her fragrance.
Lips-sweetness, milk and honey under her tongue.
They are starting to at least kiss.
Then he describes her as a garden locked up, as a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.
I get lost with the description of fruits and spices but he is definitely describing all of her.
The streams flowing down is his way of telling her that her body is ready.
That was the longest speech that he has made.
And that was the longest time when she didn’t speak.
The next passage is Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1.