‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

E. L. Lovering, Ilfracombe

Part 5 of 5 of the series The Song of Songs

Category: Gleaners' Corner

Constant in Growth ch. 7. 7, 8

"This thy stature is like to a palm tree ... to clusters of grapes … the smell of thy breath like apples (citrons)."

The Bridegroom sees in her the beauties and the fruitfulness of the tall and upright palm, of the graceful and clinging vine, of the fragrant and evergreen citron.

(1) Grace has made her like the palm tree, the emblem alike of uprightness and of fruitfulness. The fruit of the date-palm is more valued than bread by the Oriental traveller, so greet is its sustaining power; and the fruit-bearing powers of the tree do not pass away; as age increases, the fruit becomes more perfect as well as more abundant. "The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree ... they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and green."

The palm, also, is the emblem of victory. It grows, fearless of the heat or the burning wind. At Jerusalem the people took branches of palm-trees and in the glorious day of his espousals "a great multitude, 'which no man can number, shall stand before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white-robes and palms in their hands, and ascribe privation to our God, which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb."

(2) But if she resembles the palm she auto resembles the vine. Much she needs the culture of the Husbandman. Abiding in Christ, she brings forth "clusters of grapes"…luscious and refreshing to Himself, as well as to the thirsty world.

It needs support; the sharp knife of the pruner often cuts away unsparingly its tender garlands, and mars its appearance, while increasing its fruitfulness.

(3) "As the citron-tree among the trots of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons."

"I delighted and sat down under his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste."

"The citrons on which she had fed perfumed her breath … feasting on her Beloved, she partakes of His fragrance."

There are 8 articles in
ISSUE (1950, Volume 3 Issue 7)

Children’s Pages

The Lord of the Harvest

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

‘The Proof of the Pudding’

Reports of Gospel Work and Other Assembly Activities

Some Lessons from the Chronicles (Part 4)

1 Timothy 3. 14 to 16

The True Peacemaker and Benefactor of the People

There are 5 articles in this series

My Beloved

My Beloved ”My Beloved ”

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 1)

My Beloved

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

There are 93 articles by this author

The Trials of Persecution and the Wisdom of God

The First Main Division

The Triumph of Redemption and The Work of God

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 1

Revelation of Divine Purpose in Exodus

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 2

Lessons from Leviticus - Introduction and Chapter 1

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 6-10

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 11-17

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapter 23

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 24-25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 22 - 25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 26-30

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 31-35

In the Beginning

Trivials or Spirituals?

Patient Perseverance

Restful Resignation

The Flood - Fact or Fiction?

Gifts to the Church - 1 Cor. 12.

Christ and the Bible

Go to Jericho!

Worship: The House Filled (Part 4)

Matter in Miniature

My Beloved

My Beloved ”My Beloved ”

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 1)

My Beloved

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)



Second Epistle of Peter



The Inspiration of Scripture

Perfect Humanity

Absolute Deity

The Death of Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Christ

The Holy Spirit - His Person

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

Spiritual Blessings - Remission

Spiritual Blessings - Redemption

Spiritual Blessing - Atonement

Spiritual Blessings - Justification

Spiritual Blessings - Sanctification

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 2

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John’s Gospel Chapter 5

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 9

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 8

John’s Gospel Chapter 10

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 13

John’s Gospel Chapter 15

John’s Gospel Chapter 3

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John Chapter 8

John Chapter 12

John Chapters 13-16

John Chapters 17-19

John Chapters 20 & 21

The Preparation for a Gospel Message

By Galilee

Walking on the Waves, Mark 6. 45-52

Ritual and Reality

Highlights of the Gighway (1)

Highlights of the Highway (2)

The Unclean Spirit, Mark 1. 21-28

The Man with the withered hand, Mark 3. 1-6

Scenes in the Synagogue (3)

Gathering To His Name - Matt. 18. 20

The Lord’s Table And The Lord’s Supper 1 Cor. 10, 15, 23. 11. 20—34


Heroes in History - Joseph

Heroes in History - Joseph (Continued)

Spiritual Blessings - Reconciliation

On Baptism

On Fellowship

Crises in Creation

Crises in Creation (2)

Heroes In History (1) - Abraham

Heroes In History (2, Isaac & 3, Jacob)