I am My Beloved’s and He is Mine

Song of Solomon 6:1–3 (NKJV)

THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

6 Where has your beloved gone,
O fairest among women?
Where has your beloved turned aside,
That we may seek him with you?

THE SHULAMITE

2 My beloved has gone to his garden,
To the beds of spices,
To feed his flock in the gardens,
And to gather lilies.
3 I am my beloved’s,
And my beloved is mine.
He feeds his flock among the lilies.

In this passage, the daughters of Jerusalem offer to help find the Shulamite’s Beloved.  They ask where he might be.  She responds by saying that he is in his garden feeding his flocks, gathering flowers.  Then she makes the statement that is so well-known, “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.”  What a statement of commitment!  A sense of security, rock-solid commitment, undying devotion are found in this statement.  Part of our home’s decoration is a wall hanging with that very statement on it.  It has a two-fold significance for us.  We are heartily committed to each other as husband and wife.  I could never think of not being married to my beautiful, great wife.  She is my beauty, my love, a joy in the midst of every storm.  However, we also see this as a statement of our love for Jesus Christ.  He is our beloved, the completion of our lives, the source of our strength and our Guide.  Speak of the Savior in glowing terms and love Him publicly.  He is worth it!

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