Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;
milk and honey are under your tongue.
The fragrance of your garments
is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
The king continues to speak to the Shulamite. He identifies her as His bride. This reveals how he sees her and how He is relating to her. Oh let us hear Jesus is speaking to our hearts. He loves to hear our voices; and a bridled tongue is sweet to Him. Milk and honey are commonly referred to, in the bible, to the Promised Land. Her words are filled with God’s promise.
If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religionisuseless. (James 1:26)
Garments speak of her deeds. Choosing to walk in righteousness is like a pleasing fragrance to the Lord. This should motivate our hearts to walk in obedience; knowing that this is how we please the heart of Him who loves us. Every good deed, though often overlooked by man, is seen by God and impacts His heart.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, (Colossians 1:10)