The king and the maiden have had their great times, good times, hard times, breakups, and reunions. They have declared their love. They have practiced love. They have shown respect and submission. They have made their commitment to each other. They have proven their commitment. They maintain affection and kindness. They compliment and praise each other.
The king and the maiden have had an erotic passion since the beginning. They have intentionally kept the passion alive. They embrace their God-given sexuality. They keep it solely for their union. They ensure and display to each other that they desire and lust for their lover.
The Lover fanned into flame his Beloved’s desire with sincere compliments and praises (4:1-15). The Beloved spread abroad her alluring charisma till is surrounded and brought her Lover to a boil (4:16).
The king claimed she was his garden of feminine delights. He came into his garden, his sister, his bride (1). The Lover enjoys his Beloved’s delights. He gathered his myrrh. He enjoyed his honey. He sipped his wine. He drank his milk. She is his honey and milk.
“Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” (Matthey 19:4–6; Mark 10:6-9)