Vs. 1, “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful!” Once again…this is either the young man or King Solomon himself. Either way…this is most eloquent & beautiful song of the bridegroom. Think of Jesus (our Bridegroom) saying things to the church (us) as you read this too. Of course, we read on to see in detail how beautiful the young Shulamite woman is to her love. While it seems a bit too frank…it is not meant to embarass, but to show the bridegroom loves evey aspect of his soon to be bride. The sister allusion is simply because once a couple was married, they became like family.
Regarding application…Captured Hearts. Vs. 9, “You have captured my heart…” (NLT). Often we talk about preparing our hearts, giving our hearts, using our hearts, softening our hearts to God…But here we see the bridegroom (Jesus) tell us that we have captured his heart! Think about it…we have captured God’s heart. So much that He would send His own Son to save us. It’s crazy to think that we captured Jesus’ heart. Who me? I’m a sinner. I’ve done nothing but cause grief to God. How could I have captured His heart? Perhaps one day we will know…but to explain that would be to know God’s heart fully. It’s one of those mysteries that will go unsolved this side of Heaven. It’s kind of like a parent who has an unplanned child. Though they didn’t plan this…their child captured their heart!