Now that my Ph.D. research is decidedly on C.H. Spurgeon and his handling of the Song of Songs as being about Christ and the Church/Christian, I thought it might be nice to include some great quotes from Spurgeon on the Song of Songs. I can't promise I'll do this every Sunday, but it's always nice to hear from the Prince of Preachers.
“My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.” (Song of Songs 2:16, 17)
“I am his.”
"Now this is true of every Christian. I am his by Christ having made me his. I am his by choice; he elected me. I am his by his Father’s gift; God gave me to him. I am his by purchase; he bought me with his blood. I am his by power, for his Spirit has won me. I am his by my own dedication, for I have vowed myself unto him. I am his by profession, for I have joined with his people. I am his now by my own deliberate choice of him, moved by his grace to choose him.
Every Christian here knows that this is true, Christ is yours, and you are Christ’s. You are the sheep of his pasture. You are the partners of his love. You are members of his body. You are branches of his stem. You belong to him."
— C. H. Spurgeon, “A Song of My Beloved,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, vol. 56 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1910), 90–91.