Song of Songs: My Heart’s Search

Chapter 3 of Song of Songs has two parts: a scene of the woman frightened and seeking her beloved at night, and the arrival of King Solomon. Whether Solomon is the man in the song is debatable, but either way, the theme of safety and security ties both halves together. The woman leaves the safety of her bed to look for her beloved in town at night, a dangerous place, because she knows he gives her complete safety – the same kind of safety that Solomon’s sixty armed men give him.