|She is seen as an ordinary plant, but she sees him as a delightful surprise, a rare find (i.e. an Apple Tree in a Forest). He is unique, sweet and fragrant. His fruit is wonderful to taste. Look up the interpretations of these image - ( Apple tree = symbol for the devotional life).|
Here we see three
aspects of the blessings of delighting in Him - we may relate these three
points to our relationship with Jesus, and also to our relationship with
our spouse/ spouse to be......
(in his shade) and nourishment (
fruit..sweet..to..taste) She felt protected
by Him and rested in that protection. When we delight in Him we will know
His protection and nourishment.
2. They cultivated the kind of relationship that allowed them to know each other intimately. Taste= knowledge of someone through intimate personal experience - cf. Ps 34:8.
3. She appreciated
the fact that he let others see his love for her.
The House of Wine.
He is not ashamed of us, but delights in us. One way he shows us His love is by taking us to the banquet hall (‘ house of wine’) in the palace - this speaks of his EXHILIRATING PRESENCE - (Place of great joy, celebration and feasting.)
The House of Wine is a public place of celebration. Previously she has been delighting in his presence alone, now he takes her into a public display of love. Before we can truly worship Jesus in a congregation of believers (Church service) we must have a powerful worship experience with Him in our own personal devotions. Is this true in your own life ? Ask the Lord to draw you deeper into this experience.
Stage One Overview.