Song of Solomon 7-8: A Second Spring Invitation and Happily Ever After
πŸ“–

Song of Solomon 7-8: A Second Spring Invitation and Happily Ever After

Original Publication Date
January 3, 2018
Updated
Feb 12, 2023 4:40 AM
Tags
Song of SolomonChapter Study
Bible References

Song of Solomon 7-8

Status
Done
πŸ“
Table of Contents
πŸ“…
This page was originally posted on my Blogger version of the blog on January 3, 2018 The content below has a few minor tweaks for clarity, and additional references, and some updated information.

Introduction

Just as Song of Solomon 2 shows the couple rejoice at spending time together in the Spring, the end of Song of Solomon 7 revisits that joy. While it doesn't specifically identify the season to be Spring, we do see talk of pomegranates budding and going out into the fields, both of which would occur during Spring.

Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

Song of Songs 7:11 KJV

Fruit

An obvious and accepted interpretation of this passage is that it pertains to the consummation of their marriage.[2] However, I think spiritually, it may reference the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We cannot cultivate or produce these fruits until we have surrendered to Christ (and thus become His bride). Once we do so, the harvest begins and we are to produce as much of the fruits the Holy Spirit has given us as we can. These fruits are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self control.[1]

Happily Ever After

The final chapter of Song of Solomon shows the two lovers together, living as man and wife. In this chapter, they are finally free to enjoy each other's company and lavish each other with compliments.

Repetition

Song of Solomon 8:4 is an echo of Song of Solomon 2:7 and Song of Solomon 3:5. Once again, the woman is asking the daughters of Jerusalem to be still and not wake the love until the time of his choice. The spiritual meaning of this is obvious: we can't rush God, nor should we run about making a ruckus trying to move Him. In a literal sense, there is a law in Deuteronomy 24:5 that men did not have to work for a year after marrying; that time was supposed to be spent making their wife happy. This may be building upon that principle, suggesting no one bother the groom until he deems it the time to be away from his wife.

Song of Solomon 8:5 echoes Song of Solomon 3:6 and is the response of the daughters of Jerusalem to the wife's instruction not to wake up the husband. It is no coincidence that they place the couple coming out of the wilderness. It is out of the wilderness God brought Israel in to the promised land, and it is out of the symbolic wilderness (of sin) that God will bring us to Heaven. Since men were to be the head of the household, the husband should be leading his wife out of the dangers of the wilderness, as well.

A Link to Prophecy

Set me as a seal upon thine heart,

Song of Solomon 8:6

Another verse that stood out to me was Song of Solomon 8:6 . End time prophecy talks about two seals, a seal of God (Revelation 7:2-3 and 9:4) and a the mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:17 and 16:2). Both marks are to be received in the head (i.e., the mind) or in the hand (i.e., actions). When interpreting this love song to be between the Church and Christ, it is obvious that this is a plea to put God first. If He is a seal in our heart, our mind will follow. Similarly, if He is a seal on our arms, our actions will follow.

When we enter an earthly marriage, the same concept applies. We must commit to our spouse with both our mind (or heart) and our actions. If we allow our heart or actions to wander, we will likely be led astray and ultimately be unfaithful to our spouse.

Spiritual Interpretation

This is how life will be for God's people after judgment day. After the madness and mayhem of our earthly life, we will finally be able to relax in God's presence!

This also relates to our spiritual journey. Many times, we feel apprehensive about approaching Godβ€”the way the bride was earlier in Song of Solomonβ€”because we feel we aren't worthy to have His favor. During this time, we struggle to connect with God, but as soon as we move pass that nervousness and allow ourselves to enter into God's presence, we can enjoy our spiritual walk with Him.

References and Footnotes

  1. Matthew Henry. "Song of Solomon 7 Commentary". viaΒ Bible Study Tools; visited December 29, 2017
  2. David Guzik. "Song of Solomon 7 Commentary".Β Enduring Word. 2013

Back to πŸ“•Song of Solomon overview

Other Pages to View

πŸ“š
Bible Studies

πŸ“š

Related Studies

4 views

πŸ“š

Related Studies

πŸŽ™οΈ

Related Podcasts

β›ͺ

Related Experiences

✝️

Related History

πŸ“–
1 Kings 11: Solomon’s Downfall
1 KingsChapter StudyEgyptSolomonRelationshipsIdolatry
πŸ“–
Ecclesiastes 4: Don’t Go Through Life Alone
EcclesiastesChapter StudyRelationships
πŸ“–
Psalms 41-50
Chapter StudyPsalmsBook 1Book 2PovertyRelationshipsBaptismMoney
πŸ“–
Proverbs 10-22: More of Solomon’s Wisdom
ProverbsChapter StudyPrideWisdomAngerRepentance and ForgivenessWomenJusticeLyingCommandmentsRelationshipsMoney
πŸ“
Homosexuality in the Bible
LeviticusSexual ImoralitySexual AssaultRelationshipsLawCommandmentsLove
πŸ“–
Job 2-3: A Conversation with Friends
JobChapter StudyMental HealthRelationshipsDeath
πŸ“–
Job 4-14: The First Responses
JobChapter StudyRelationships
πŸ“–
Joshua 18-19: Dividing the Land (Benjamin, Simeon, Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, Dan)
JoshuaChapter StudyTempleBenjaminSimeonZebulunIssacharAsherNaphtaliDanProphecy
πŸ“–
Psalms 1-10
Chapter StudyPsalmsBook 1Messianic ProphecySymbolismProphecyCovenantJusticeDavid
πŸ“–
2 Chronicles 23-24: Athaliah and Joash
2 ChroniclesChapter StudyAthaliahJoashProphecyDeath
πŸ“–
1 Samuel 18-27: Saul Tries to Kill David
1 SamuelChapter StudyJonathanRelationshipsSaulDavidPhilistineMurderMichal
πŸ“–
1 Samuel 25: Samuel’s Death and David’s Wives
1 SamuelChapter StudyAbigailRelationshipsWomenDavidSamuelMichal
πŸ“–
1 Samuel 8-10: A King for Israel
1 SamuelChapter StudyRelationshipsProphecySaulLeadership
πŸ“–
1 Samuel 16: David is Anointed
1 SamuelChapter StudySaulDavidSamuelRelationships
πŸ“–
Numbers 22-24: Balak, Balaam, and the Talking Donkey
NumbersChapter StudyMoabAnimalsMessianic ProphecyProphecyFalse Deities and Prophets
πŸ“–
Song of Solomon 5-7: The Second Night of Separation
Song of SolomonChapter StudyRelationshipsSymbolismMetaphorLoveProphecyMessianic Prophecy
πŸ“–
Song of Solomon 3-5: The Wedding
Song of SolomonChapter StudySymbolismMetaphorLoveRelationships
πŸ“–
Song of Solomon 3: Night of Separation
Song of SolomonChapter StudyRelationships
πŸ“–
Song of Solomon 1-2: The Love Story Begins
Song of SolomonChapter StudyRelationshipsSolomonRacismPatience
πŸ“–
Song of Solomon 2: Spring Invitation
Song of SolomonChapter StudyRelationships
πŸ“–
Isaiah 59-66: The Program of Peace
IsaiahChapter StudyNew JerusalemFalse Deities and ProphetsMessianic ProphecyProphecyClean and Unclean
πŸ“–
Isaiah 29-33: Woe to the Unbeliever
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyJudgementPovertyWomenMessianic Prophecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 28: Don’t Drink and Preach
IsaiahChapter StudyDeathSalvationRepentance and ForgivenessProphecyDrunkenness
πŸ“–
Isaiah 24: All the Earth
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyJudgementFalse Deities and Prophets
πŸ“–
Isaiah 23: Tyre
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyTyre
πŸ“–
Isaiah 22: Eat, Drink, & Be Merry
IsaiahChapter StudyMessianic ProphecyCaptivityProphecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 25-27: Songs
IsaiahChapter StudyDeathProphecyMusic
πŸ“–
Isaiah 21: Edom & Arabia
IsaiahChapter StudyEdomProphecyGenealogy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 21: The Fall of Babylon
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyBabylon
πŸ“–
Isaiah 20: Prophesying in the Nude
IsaiahChapter StudyEgyptProphecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 19: Egypt
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyEgyptSymbolism
πŸ“–
Isaiah 18: The Unnamed Nation
IsaiahChapter StudyEthiopiaMetaphorJudgementProphecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 17: Damascus/Syria
IsaiahChapter StudyJudgementProphecyAssyriaSyria
πŸ“–
Isaiah 15-16: Moab
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyMoabCaptivity
πŸ“–
Isaiah 14: Satan’s Origin Story?
IsaiahChapter StudyPhilistineSatanProphecyBabylonDeathWater
πŸ“–
Isaiah 11: The Lion and the Lamb
IsaiahChapter StudyGenealogyProphecyMessiahNew JerusalemAnimalsFood and Diet
πŸ“–
Isaiah 13: Babylon is Fallen, is Fallen
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyBabylonPersiaSymbolism
πŸ“–
Isaiah 10: Woe to those Who Oppress the Poor
IsaiahChapter StudyPovertyAssyriaProphecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 8: Concluding the Message to Ahaz
IsaiahChapter StudyWaterSigns Seals and MarksProphecyWitchcraftSymbolism
πŸ“–
Isaiah 7: A Prophecy for Ahaz
IsaiahChapter StudyProphecyCaptivityJudgement
πŸ“–
Isaiah 5: The 6 Woes
IsaiahChapter StudyMetaphorParableJudgementMoneyFalse Deities and ProphetsProphecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 3: Judgment of Israel (Pt. 2)
IsaiahChapter StudyFalse Deities and ProphetsWomenProphecyJudgement
πŸ“–
Isaiah 4: Judgment of Israel (Pt. 3)
IsaiahChapter StudyWomenRelationshipsJerusalemSymbolismProphecy
πŸ“–
Isaiah 2: Judgment of Israel
IsaiahChapter StudyJudgementTempleProphecyFalse Deities and Prophets
πŸ“–
Deuteronomy 5-26: The Second Address (Part 3)
DeuteronomyChapter StudyTithesRelationshipsServants and SlavesSexual AssaultWomenCommandments
πŸ“–
Numbers 25: Idolatry & Israel
NumbersChapter StudyFalse Deities and ProphetsMoabRelationships
πŸ“–
Numbers 10-12: From Sinai to Paran
NumbersChapter StudyMosesAaronMiriamEthiopiaRelationshipsFood and Diet
πŸ“–
Leviticus 21-22: More on Priests
LeviticusChapter StudyPriesthoodLeviRelationships
πŸ“
Honor Thy Mother and Father
CommandmentsLawRelationshipsHamDeuteronomyExodus
❓
Would You Rather?: Fatherly Treatment
Would You RatherEdomJacobJosephGenesisRelationshipsTheft
πŸ‘€
The Life of Leah
LeahJacobGenesisRelationshipsLeviJudahZebulunIssacharDinahSimeonRuebenCharacter StudyRachel
πŸ“–
2 Samuel 11-12: David and Bathsheba
2 SamuelChapter StudyRelationshipsAdulteryJudgementDavidMurder
πŸ“–
Jeremiah 1: Jeremiah’s Call
JeremiahChapter StudyDreams and VisionsProphecyJosiah
πŸ“–
Daniel 2: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
DanielChapter StudyBabylonNebuchadnezzarProphecyPersiaRomePapal RomeDreams and Visions
πŸ“–
Ezra 9-10: Confessions of Sin
EzraChapter StudyRelationships
πŸ“–
Judges 3: Othniel and Ehud
JudgesChapter StudyCanaanFalse Deities and ProphetsRelationshipsCaptivityBenjaminMoabAmalakites
πŸ“–
Judges 13-16: Samson
JudgesChapter StudyRelationshipsSamsonWomenPhilistineOaths and VowsDan
πŸ“–
Acts 1-5: The Early Days of the Church
Chapter StudyActsCainAbelDiscipleshipLyingProphecyMoneyThe ChurchPeterTheft
πŸ“–
2 Samuel 5-10: David’s Military Success
2 SamuelChapter StudyDavidRelationshipsMessianic Prophecy
πŸ“–
Obadiah 1: Woe to Edom
Chapter StudyObadiahEdomProphecy
πŸ“–
Ruth 3: The Redeeming Relative
RelationshipsBoazRuthChapter Study
πŸ“–
Ruth 2: The Fields of Boaz
PovertyRelationshipsBoazRuthChapter StudyAllegoryMessiah
πŸ“–
Ruth 1: In the Land of Moab
Chapter StudyRuthWomenMoabBoazRelationshipsFamine
πŸ“–
2 Samuel 13-19: Absalom’s Coup
Chapter Study2 SamuelDavidRelationshipsTamarWomenSexual ImoralitySexual AssaultRepentance and Forgiveness
πŸ“
You Are What You Eat: Isaiah 66
Food and DietClean and UncleanIsaiahProphecy
πŸ“
Why β€˜The Bride of Christ’ is the Perfect Description
RelationshipsRevelationMessiahProphecy
❓
Would You Rather?: Marriage vs. Singleness
Would You RatherRelationshipsLoveRepentance and ForgivenessHoseaPaul
πŸ“–
Revelation 1: John Receives a Vision
ProphecyThe 7 ChurchesSymbolismJohn of PatmosRevelationChapter StudyMessiah
πŸ™πŸ½
PSALMS to God is a blog, podcast, and YouTube channel that discusses many topics and issues, always keeping YHWH as the anchor. Hosea 4:6 says β€œMy people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”—here, the aim is to always ask questions and study to find the answers. You can keep up with new content by signing up for the weekly newsletter.

image