Song of Songs

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The spiritual journey of the soul.

The book of Song of Songs talks about the spiritual journey of the human soul until she reaches her eternal home.

Two important verses mark the beginning and end of this journey; one is in the first chapter of the book and the other is in the last chapter.

In chapter 1 verse 5 we read the words of the human soul saying: ‘I am dark, but lovely...like the tents of Kedar’. This verse reveals the state of a soul on whom the darkness of the world and its evils were imprinted. But, she knew the Saviour and found that He is a Bridegroom who seeks her love and leads her in a journey.

This journey ends in chapter 8 verse 14 where the soul says: ‘make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices’. The mountains of spices refer to ‘mountains of separation’ where the soul is separated from everyone to enter her eternal place. In chapter 8 verse 5, we clearly see the soul getting ready to depart to her eternal home: ‘who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?’  The soul is coming out of the wilderness of the world accompanied by her beloved who has found her, walked with her, and ultimately led her to her eternal home.

Tags : Bible commentaries , spiritual journey of the human soul , The bride of Christ , Bridal Love

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