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Draw Me Away! – Song of Solomon Chapter 7 “The Bride Revealed” – Part 7

Now, finally, we are seeing the mature bride. The Shulamite is now mature, fruitful, a great delight to the beloved and a wonderful blessing to many. Chapter 7 goes into great detail about the now mature, beautiful Shulamite. We care to look into these details because they are attributes that Jesus, the Beloved, wants developed in us. He is looking for a bride that is ready for the marriage supper of the lamb. Before we go on to the chapter ponder this verse in Revelation.

Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” (19:7)

In order to get ready we must first know what the Lamb wants in a bride. Chapter 7 gives us many insights. We will be utilizing The Passion Translation along with the New King James Version.

The chapter starts with this:

How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O prince’s daughter!
” (v.1a)

And now the TPT

How beautiful on the mountains
are the sandaled feet of this one bringing such good news.
” (v.1a)

The feet represent the bride bringing the good news of the gospel. Therefore, Jesus greatly desires that we, the bride, bring the good news of the gospel wherever we go. It is our great commission. We cannot help but think of Romans 10:15

And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.'”

Verses 2-3 are beautifully translated by TPT

Out of your innermost being
is flowing the fullness of my Spirit—
never failing to satisfy.
Within your womb there is a birthing of harvest wheat;
they are the sons and daughters
nurtured by the purity you impart.
How gracious you have become

The NKJV talks about the “naval” and as we can see the TPT translates that as “innermost being.” The New Testament talks much about the inner man. The mature bride is not shallow but rather she has a deep spiritual life with her Beloved. In Psalm 42:7 we learn that “Deep calls unto deep.” The deep part of Jesus is continually calling to the deep of us. The Beloved will have a bride that has learned to dig deep wells in the Spirit.

In verse 4 we find a compelling description of the Shulamite’s eyes:

Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon
By the gate of Bath Rabbim

Heshbon was about fifty miles east of Jerusalem. During the reign of Solomon it was given as an inheritance to the Levites as a peaceful city of refuge for families of the priests. The pools were actually part of a deep reservoir system provided by springs. Carr, G. Lloyd in The Song of Solomon: An Introduction and Commentary describes the pools in this way: “The sense here is one of still, deep calmness rather than the sparkle and shimmer of flowing springs.”

The Beloved was saying that the bride’s eyes reflected the deep waters that were within her. She had deep, prophetic revelation that reflected in her vision. Jesus said that whoever believes in Him “…out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38)

There is also a powerful prayer in Ephesians that deals with our inner man and the eyes of our understanding.

Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened…” (Eph 1:17-18a)

Jesus is readying a bride who has deep understanding and great revelation. Her eyes reflect the deep personal revelation she has received.

Verse 5

Redeeming love crowns you as royalty.
Your thoughts are full of life, wisdom, and virtue.
Even a king is held captive by your beauty
.” (TPT)

The Shulamite no longer has self-defeating thoughts like “Do not look upon me, because I am dark, Because the sun ha tanned me.” (Song of Solomon 1:6) or “I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys.” (in other words nothing special, one of many) (Song of Solomon 2:1)

But now her thoughts are full of life. She now has confidence through her intimacy with the Beloved. She now has wisdom and much virtue. And oh, now, she has held the King captive with her inner beauty. She is making herself ready – and so are we!

Verse 7

You stand in victory above the rest,
stately and secure as you share with me
your vineyard of love
.” (TPT)

The bride is beautiful to behold but she is also a warrior. She is clad in the full armor of God (Eph 6) and she knows how to wield her sword. The bride is not afraid to “take up” the full armor of God. She has been taught to fight but she fights from a place of victory because of what Jesus did at Calvary. She is winning the victory from a seated position. (see Eph 2:6)

Verse 10

I am my beloved’s,
And his desire is toward me

If you remember the Shulamite made 3 confession throughout the book. This was her final confession and it revealed that she was now totally consumed by Him. There was now very little trace of self left. And that is where the Beloved is taking us. Now see the verse in the TPT.

Now I know that I am for my beloved
and all his desires are fulfilled in me

She came to the place where all that mattered was that HIS desires were fulfilled. We are headed in that direction.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Rev 12:11)


For our God is a consuming fire.” (Heb 12:29)

His goal is to completely conssume us just as He consumed the Shulamite.

Finally, in verses 11-12 (TPT)

Come away, my lover.
Come with me to the faraway fields.
We will run away together to the forgotten places
and show them redeeming love.
Let us arise and run to the vineyards of your people
and see if the budding vines of love are now in full bloom.
We will discover if their passion is awakened.
There I will display my love for you

She is no longer the Shulamite who said with despair and disgrace “They made me the keeper of the vineyards, But my own vineyard I have not kept.” (1:6b)

Now, instead of looking inward, she is asking Him to “come away.” This can be seen as the bride as an intercessor. She now has a burning desire for the “faraway fields” and the “forgotten places.” She has an intense desire to see the lost saved. She also has a desire to help raise up the church to maturity. “Let us arise and run to the vineyards of your people.”

Her whole life is now outward – outward toward the Beloved, the lost and the church. This was a result of being satisfied inwardly through her intimate relationship with the Beloved. We too will only be able to turn outward and give life if we only first been satisfied inwardly. We cannot give what we do not have.

In conclusion, we see the Shulamite as a mature bride who has a heart for the lost. We see a woman who had a deep, inward beauty. It reflects in her eyes. She is now all-consumed by her Beloved. She now lives an outward life – giving life wherever she goes. This is where we are headed.

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