- What purpose do the various pictures from nature serve in revealing the quality of love?
- What characteristics of true love emerge in 2:16, 17 and 3:1-5?
- 2:10-12. An appeal to respond to the approach of love, like nature to the return of summer.
- 2:15. The enemies may be small- ‘little foxes’- but the mischief done may be great. If the blossom is spoiled, there will be no fruit.
- 2:17. A picture of evening, not of early morning The shadows flee away when the sun that cases them sets. The bride asked her lover to wait until the evening. When it came, she ‘looked for him but did not find him’ (3:1).