The lady’s self-awareness has been turned about by her lover and friends. She accepts their encouragement. She appreciates their sincere compliments. She values that they see her like two appealing flowers; a rose and a lily.
Sharon is a fertile coastal plain south of Mount Carmel, a valley leading to the Mediterranean Sea. Her lover’s verbal admiration nourishes her as Sharon sustains a rose and a lily.
The king continues the extolling. She is a lily among thorns. His beloved’s glory surpasses other maidens. She is his darling. She is his darling. She is his favorite. She alone is his heart’s desire.
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” (Provers 12:25) “But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” (Psalm 81:16) “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)
A wise husband will be a king to his wife when he builds up her confidence with choice words. A woman, a man’s bride who is always expressing low self-opinions is desiring her bridegroom’s verbal enrichments.
“Treat her like a lady” is a line from The Temptations sonnet. It continues, “Now I’m the kinda guy who don’t believe that chivalry is dead, no, ‘Cause I believe a woman should be treated with the utmost respect.”