by Rev Joel Yong
Song of Solomon 6:3
I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. He is the one who grazes his flock among the lilies.
Contrast this with-
Song of Solomon 2:16
My beloved is mine, and I am his. He is the one who grazes his flock among the lilies.
Upon maturing – she changes the order.
Previously as a young lover, her conviction was that she possessed her beloved and so she was also his.
If this whole book was an allegory of Christ’s love for ours – then we must be aware that we do not possess Christ or God. That is what we do to idols- we seek to make them bend to our will and give us what we wish (e.g. fertility, harvests, wealth etc)
No, God is the possessor, the true Master.
Now having matured, her conviction is that she belongs to him and so he also belongs to her. That is the correct order of things.
We are God’s possession and so because He is Lord over us, we are His.
One question we can reflect upon today is this-
“Am I seeking a god that belongs to me and bends to my will? Or am I seeking to belong to God and yield to His will?”
There is a difference.