Song of Songs 3-5

“On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not” (3:1).  The lovers in this royal marriage poem seek each other desperately, even, in this case, going out “into the city” to look for the beloved (v2).  They each speak about their love to others: “My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand” (5:10).  They are not ashamed to celebrate their love. 

“My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God” (Ps 84:2).  The God of love wants us to seek His heart in the same way: eagerly, recognizing His beauty above all things.