King Solomon made for himself a palanquin
From the timber of Lebanon.
He made its posts of silver,
Its bottom of gold
And its seat of purple fabric,
With its interior lovingly fitted out
By the daughters of Jerusalem.
— Song of Songs 3:9-10
Originally in the Song of Songs, the seeker cared very much for herself, but now she receives the work of the cross in order to deal with her flesh. Originally she sought the Lord’s comfort when she was sad, and if the Lord didn’t show her any sympathy, she shed more tears. Now her weeping is mingled with praises for the work of the Lord on His cross. She says “Amen” to the Lord’s dealing, because she is made of silver. In this regard, her feelings match those of the Lord.
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 216.