The King’s Chambers
No sooner has she made her deliberate choice of God alone, that she exclaims, “The King has brought me into his Chambers!” (Song 1:4). Notice that it is not into the Banqueting House but his chambers. It is here that she will be prepared for the fuller knowledge of her Lord.
The chambers could be the secret place, as in Psalm 91:1: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]” (Psalm 91:1 Amplified Version). This is the Bride Chamber, a place of close intimacy. Being the perfect gentleman that he is, he would certainly never bring her into his chambers if he had no intention of a consummation of the relationship. The very act of bringing the maiden into his secret place marked the beginning of an intimate communion with her and a special revelation of himself to her. She would unquestionably experience a fellowship she has never known before and would see things she had never seen before.
Here we see the revelation of the Holy Spirit as the Comforter. When she received eternal life, the Holy Spirit was given to her as the guarantee of greater things. All her desires after God are the work of the Holy Spirit within her, but she has never recognized him as a Person — as the One sent by the Father — to take the things of Jesus and show them to her — this whole time she has placed too much importance on her consecration and her faith. Instead, she should have quietly put all her energy on him and his in-working. She has never had the comfort of knowing him as living inside her as a personal teacher, charged by the Father and the Son to lead her into all the fullness of God.
“The King has brought me in . . . we will rejoice . . . we will talk about your love” (Song 1:4)! Through this fresh revelation of God to the maiden, the young virgins learn to rejoice in the King rather than in his gifts, so that they can also see his glory and talk about him.
When they got together, they didn‘t talk about their Christian work, but, leaving the work to the day when it will be tested by fire, they talked about his love. “Those who feared the Lord talked continuously with each other about the Lord, and the Lord listened and heard . . . ‘They will be mine’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘in the day when I make up my treasured possession‘” (Malachi 3:16-18).
Their conversation became a joyous, spontaneous outgrowth of their walk of integrity and righteousness, a conscience void of offense toward God and man.
“How right they are to love you” (Song 1:4)!
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