Despite insecurity about appearance (1:6) and difficulties in their relationship (2:15), the couple in Song of Solomon come to be married and to greatly love each other.
He looks at her with eyes full of love and cannot find any fault in her (v.7). He praises everything about her (v.1-6). He is completely satisfied with her (v.9-11). And she has kept herself for him and gives herself fully to him (v.12-16).
The love these two have for each other is an example to us. If we work
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
As a result of His love and care, we should keep our hearts clean for Him. We should give ourselves to Him, and allow Him to sanctify and cleanse us with His Word.
What an amazing thing that we, through the grace of God and the cleansing power of Christ’s blood and word, will one day stand before Christ without any spot, wrinkle, or any such thing!