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
In order to be the Lord’s palanquin, we need to experience the Lord’s redemption, represented by the silver. Without the silver, there is no palanquin. If our thoughts are filled with low things, then we cannot be the Lord’s palanquin. If we are lazy, we cannot be the Lord’s palanquin. If we have an uncontrollable temper, we cannot be the palanquin. Our thoughts, our will, and our character need to experience being redeemed. When we truly experience the Lord’s redemption, we will be able to bear Christ to others.
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 216.