The Church Makes Her Bed in God’s Promises, and Disdains the Litter Bed of the World

There are two beds mentioned in Song of Solomon 3. The church makes her bed in God’s promises (3:1) praying to her Lord, but she disdains the litter bed of Solomon’s patriarchal world (3:7). One cannot love the world and love God at the same time. The hopeful thing is this: the world is passing away and its desires, but the one who does the will of God remains forever! (cf. 1 John 2:15–17).