Song of Songs 4:16 “Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, [that] the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
Scholars have different opinions about the correct interpretation of the Song of Solomon. Some read it as a beautiful love story. Others see it as a beautiful picture of Christ’s love for His bride, the church. I suggest that if you read it prayerfully with both views in mind, you are sure to come away blessed and refreshed.
So, this morning I’d like you to imagine your soul to be a garden. But not just any garden. A garden that belongs to Jesus. Now as you are starting this new day, think of Jesus commanding the winds (which in John 3 are a type of the Spirit of a God) into your garden. What would those winds be blowing into your soul you might ask? His pleasant fruits. The fruit of God’s Spirit is pleasant, beloved. These fruit of the Spirit are spoken of allegorically later on in the Song this way. Song of Solomon 4:13,14 “Thy plants [are] an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.” You can almost smell the beautiful fragrances of God’s Spirit. That is the picture God wants us to have today, beloved.
John 15 tells us that as we abide in Jesus, the overflow of that communion will be fruit, more fruit, and much fruit. Simply by spending time with Him, and like Mary, sitting down before Him. As you sit with Jesus this morning, may the wind of His Spirit blow upon your soul today the fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance.