Song of Solomon 5:1-16
Saturday, 26 March 2022
“I sleep, but my heart is awake; It is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, "Open for me, my sister, my love, My dove, my perfect one; For my head is covered with dew, My locks with the drops of the night." (Song 5:2)
The Songs of Solomon is often referred to as the song of songs- the finest of his writings and in description, a song of love. Many have interpreted it to be the love of Christ- the Bridegroom to His bride- the Church.
Our key verse points to the lover knocking at the door of his beloved, waiting to come in. If you are aware that you are fully Christ’s own, how can you carelessly sleep unaware of the warmth of His presence around you? How can you be at peace and at ease without the divine protection of Him who loves you so much? The LORD calls us to arise from our sleep and slumber! Arise; shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1) Also He reminds us in Eph. 5:14: Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."
The Bride of Christ- the Church is sleeping
I sleep, but my heart is awake; It is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, "Open for me, my sister, my love, My dove, my perfect one; For my head is covered with dew, My locks with the drops of the night." (Song 5:2) The very attitude of most of the church is similar- they are sleeping. Like the church in Laodicea- the church in these latter days is sleeping and that is why the Lord says-(Rev.3:20): “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” The Lord is graciously waiting and knocking at the door. My beloved put his hand By the latch of the door, And my heart yearned for him. (Song 5:4) As we see here the Lord’s dealings with our heart are tender and it produces a response deep inside. We need to be careful to take heed to these divine dealings and respond wisely; otherwise the Lord will retreat and His presence in our lives will vanish and we will be at great loss. Nothing in this world can really replace this and we will in turn wander in dry lands seeking for comfort for our souls. Unless the heavenly arm surrounds us, we will never be satisfied. All others will only rob us of our peace and the sanctity of our soul. But the “lover of our soul” will give us ...the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil.4:7)
The door of communion: The Lord has kept the door of heaven open and is knocking at our heart’s door for a divine communion and fellowship. “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this." (Rev.4:1). We should be wise enough to respond and enter into that heavenly realm where there is real joy and love— for this is not available at all in this earthly realm. All is gloomy and dark here. But to the soul that responds to His call, His constant love and fellowship will be with us.
Dear reader, have you heard this call? Have you experienced these divine dealings from heaven?
Are we ready to respond?
To Act on: Awake, Arise and open for Him. You will see the wonders of heaven.