The Beloved maiden finishes her praise of her Lover king with one final thought. His mouth is sweetness itself (16). Not only are his lips and teeth of perfect proportion and color; but his smile projects warmth, compassion, and deep maturity. From the king’s mouth flows wise loving truth. They are sweeter than choice fruit and more sustaining than meat and potatoes. She willfully sits at his feet and listens to him.
The countess willfully sits at his feet and listens to him. She grows faint when he speaks to her. Her heart warms. She surrenders to his articulate tongue.
The master is altogether lovely. From head to toes he is a delight. The enchanted lady’s confession is that her lord is her lover and her friend. No one knows her as he does. She gives her whole being; her heart and body to him.
“‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,’ Simon Peter answered Jesus.” (John 6:68)
“In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.” (Rev. 1:16)” “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12). “These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.” (Rev. 2:12)