Song of Solomon 5:9-16

Chapter 5:9-16


What is your
beloved, more than another beloved, O fairest among women?
  What is your beloved more than another
beloved, that you so charge us?
beloved is


It is a wonderful question placed before us by the Shulamite
woman, one which we would do well to ponder concerning our “beloved” the “all
together lovely one”.


How, or with what terms, will you describe your beloved, the
lover of your soul?
  This bride was
quick to describe Him whom
she knew.
  A witness may be able to describe the
approximate weight, height, skin color and hair color of one involved in a
  He may be able to give a
description of the clothes the perpetrator was wearing and the car he drove but
it does not go much deeper than that for the witness may not know the
individual with any kind of familiarity.
We, as the bride of Christ, ought to have little trouble describing our
  Our description should be
able to go deeper than the mere surface, into the depths of the character of
our beloved.
  There we muse on the
infinite nature and attributes that our beloved possesses.


My beloved is….”
   How would you complete that statement?
  Take a pen and paper and write down your
  Take your time, don’t rush
through it.
  Describe Him. Think on
  Go deep below the surface and
enjoy the depths of His exhaustless spring.
You may be more personal in your own writings then you would ever want
anyone else to read.
  That is good.
  What has He meant to you?
  From what has He delivered you?
  Describe His character, His love, His
  When you have completed your
description of the beloved, you will join with the Shulamite women in
exclaiming, “
Yes, He is altogether
lovely, This is my beloved, and this is my friend


“The bride eyes not her
garment, but her dear bridegroom’s face. I will not gaze at glory, but on my
king of grace.
  Not at the crown He
giveth, but on His pierced hands.
  The lamb
is all the glory, of Immanuel’s land.”