Son 2:16 - My beloved is mine, and I am his… Son 6:3 - I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine…… Son 7:10 - I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me. What a beautiful, glorious thought! Many Bible scholars and commentators agree that the love portrayed in the Song of Solomon is an Old Testament type & shadow of the love between Jesus Christ (The Groom) and His Church (The Bride). We do know without a doubt that the marriage covenant is symbolic of this same relationship by reading Ephesians chapter five. Eph 5:31-32 says “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
There is a certain Godly possessiveness in the marriage covenant. Notice that the tenth commandment in Exodus 20 says that thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife. It doesn’t say you shouldn’t covet your own wife. I cannot speak for all of the ladies out there, but I’m sure there are plenty of wives that would be thrilled if their husband would covet them! Our God is jealous for us with a pure jealousy: Ex 34:14- “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:”. The Bible tells us that there is a Godly jealousy in 2Cor 11:2, “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.”
I tell my wife that she is mine, and nobody else’s. I covet her. I’m jealous for her with a godly jealousy. In Eph 5, it says I am to love my wife in the same way that Christ loves His church. Jesus says, “You are mine. You are bought with a price. I am jealous for you. You belong to no one else.” The feelings I have for my wife, as strong as they may be, are nothing in comparison to the feelings Jesus has for us. He has gone to prepare a place for us. He longs for us to be where He is (Jn 14:1-3).
In 1994, I got engaged to my wife, went to boot camp for eight weeks, came home on 10 days leave and got married, and then left her to go to my first station in Vicksburg, Mississippi. It was gut wrenching, let me tell you. An apartment would not open up for us for three months. It’s hard being away from your bride for a long time! Do you think Jesus might be ready to come back for His bride (Jn 17:24, 1Thess 4:16)? I believe The Son is just waiting for The Father to give The Word (Mt 24:36). Jesus loves us! His desire is towards us (Son 7:10)!
Here is a wonderful thought: Not only are we our Beloved’s, but our Beloved is ours (Son 6:3). Not only do we belong to Jesus, but Jesus belongs to us. We are His bride, and He is our Groom! We are in Jesus (1Cor 1:30), and Jesus is in us (Col 1:27). When I tell my wife she belongs to me, she let’s me know in short order that I also belong to her! I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. It goes both ways, as well it should. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
Let me ask you, Christian: Do you give to Jesus what He’s given to you? He hasn’t held back His commitment level to you. Do you hold back your commitment level to him? Does He give you 100%, and then you give Him 10, 20, 30, 40%? Maybe 50 or 60%? I think it’s high time for a lot of Christians to buy Jesus a ring and stop dating, so to speak. You see, a lot of Christians want all the benefits of Christ, without having to commit to Christ. However, His benefits are not separate from Him. It’s only when you truly commit to Him, that you’ll receive the benefits (Mk 8:34-38). I pray this has blessed you, and until next time, rejoice in The Lord!