Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? I raised you up under the apple tree…
I. THE BELIEVER'S SPIRITUAL STATE. "Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness?" From this desolate wilderness, the Church, and by consequence every believer, is represented as departing. The deliverance is not complete, the departure is not entire, while the follower of Christ is in the present state of being.
II. THE ATTITUDE OF A BELIEVER'S SOUL.
1. Dependence on Christ. By faith, believers lean upon the person of their glorious Redeemer for acceptance with God; upon His power for help; upon His love for joy; upon His faithfulness for hope.
2. Delighted affection.
3. Entire devotedness.
(R. P. Buddicom, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.