“How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much better is your love than wine,
And the fragrance of your oils
Than all kinds of spices!”
— Song of Songs 4:10
In addition to praising His seeker’s love, the Lord also praises the seeker’s fragrance: “How much better is…the fragrance of your oils Than all kinds of spices!”
In the beginning of the Song of Songs it is said that the king’s anointing oils have a pleasant fragrance (1:3), which shows that the Lord has a pleasant fragrance. Here the Lord praises the Shulammite, telling her that the fragrance of her ointments is much better than all spices.
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 237.
Tomorrow: “Having the Oil”