|Having been mightily blessed and deeply loved, and then had her selfishness exposed, the Beloved comes to her as a Mighty Warrior to take her deeper into Covenant relationship with Him (this is where they have their Espousals (Marriage) and we see the Wedding Procession).|
This section speaks of a time in our relationship with Jesus where we make the decision to step out with Him, following Him no matter what the cost. He will fight on our behalf and give us all the affirmation we need just to open us up to Him and to the World.
Also this section shows the need for Ďadjustmentí for newly weds. The man must help the woman leave behind her childhood home and cleave to him (see Gen 2:24). Also the man is seen to be a strong lead and an example (Warrior) for her to follow in the painful time of adjusting to a new life. Much affirmation of her physical beauty and personality is needed at this time ( Songs 4:1-11).
(2) PAINFUL LOVE - STRENGTHENING OUR COVENANT.
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|(a) Join in the Triumphal Procession (3:6-11):|
We can see in this section that the only way out of selfishness in our relationship with Jesus (and our spouse) is to go the way of the Cross - to join in His victorious procession/ end-time army through a painful decision to follow Him no matter what the cost. This will lead to feeling distanced from Him and rejection by others, but in the long run will lead us into POWERFUL LOVE (see next section)!
For further Study click here to see Hudson Taylor's 'Union and Communion' on this section of Song of Solomon.
STAGE 4: Powerful Love.