This morning we suggest reading the fourth chapter of Song of Songs to accompany Hudson’s commentary.
Until the day be cool,And the shadows flee away,
I will get me to the mountain of myrrh,
And to the hill of frankincense.
Separation never comes from his side. He is always ready for communion with a prepared heart, and in this happy communion the bride becomes ever fairer, and more like to her Lord. She is being progressively changed into his image, from one degree of glory to another, through the wondrous working of the Holy Spirit, until the bridegroom can declare: –
Thou art all fair, my love;And there is no spot in thee.
– J. Hudson Taylor, “Union and Communion” – A commentary on the Song of Songs