Christ in the Song of Songs 6:11–7:10: How the King Sees His Bride

The King (7:5) in this text sees his bride as beautiful (7:1, 6). She belongs to him, and his desire is for her (7:10). She is virtually flawless, with no imperfection (4:7). Of course she is not flawless and perfect. There has never lived on this earth such a bride, but a good question to ask is, “Will there ever be such a bride?”

Well, the good news—gospel answer—is “yes!” There will indeed be such a bride that will not only appear perfect, but she will be perfect. This will not be an earthly bride, but a heavenly one, one made perfect by the Bridegroom who has cleansed her by his blood and made her pure and spotless from head to toe. The Song prepares us for the awesome and glorious truth of Ephesians 5:25–27: “Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.”

This is what this bride is destined to be. The good news of the gospel is, you and I can be a part of this bride. Anyone who repents of sin and looks in faith to the Bridegroom, King Jesus, can experience his redemption. His love is great. His cleansing power cannot fail. He longs to make us beautiful. He longs for us to be His, as the old hymn by Joseph Hart beautifully describes:

“Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love and pow’r.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
Oh, there are ten thousand charms.”