Song of Solomon is the book which reveals the intensive relationship between Jesus Christ, the bridegroom and the Church, His Bride. Jesus Christ bought the church by shedding His precious blood. Christ is represented as the bridegroom of His church.

1. ENCLOSED GARDEN:-

              “A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.”

(Song of Solomon 4:12)

The garden is enclosed as it is a paradise separated from the common Earth.  It is enclosed for privacy, secrecy and safety.  His saints are the Beloved’s garden.  Christ walks in the garden.  A hedge of protection is made around it, which the powers of darkness cannot attack.  The Lord says, “I will build my church and the gates of hell cannot prevail against it”.  In the east, gardens are barred to the public, not only to secure them desired privacy, but to conserve the water supply and preserve it from pollution. Equally precious to the bridegroom is this virtuous bride who has voluntarily sealed herself off for Him alone. The Lord’s eyes are upon the enclosed garden. Nobody can gain access into the garden.  No evil can overpower it.

2.  ENRICHED GARDEN:-  

            “Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard”

(Song of Solomon 4:13).

Here the pleasant fruits, trees of frankincense and the chief spices enrich the garden.  Saints in the church and the grace in the saints are very fitly compared to these fruits and spices.  Pomegranates are the chosen symbol of fruitfulness.  They are refreshing fruits for tired and weak ones and used as a decorative model in building. The groom enriches the garden by filling the Bride with the living waters. As a result, she exhibits spiritual graces, gifts and talents and she bears fruits of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness.

3.   ENRAPTURED GARDEN:- 

The garden is an enraptured garden as it gives delight beyond measure to the Owner. When the beloved Bridegroom walks into the garden, the Bride gives him all the glory of her fruitfulness as being nothing without Him. The church transmits the praise to Christ and says to Him, “All my springs are in thee and Thou art the well of living waters”. Those that are gardens to Christ must acknowledge Him as a fountain to them. Then their souls shall be as watered gardens.

The Bride delights in the Bridegroom through the praise and worship. The Bride offers her song of praise and thanksgiving to her beloved.  Christ is delighted to hear the prayer of the saints. “I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats.” (Psalm 66:15)

4.  ENGROSSING GARDEN:-

The life of the Bride, the Beloved’s garden attracts the attention of her beloved.  “Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.” (Song of Solomon 4:16). The Bride implores the influence of the blessed Spirit to make her garden fragrant, the blessed Spirit in His operation upon the soul as the North Wind and the South wind. There is the north wind of conviction and the south wind of comfort. The flowing forth of the spices of grace depends upon the gales of the spirit. She invites Christ into her garden. Let my beloved come into His garden and eat His pleasant fruits. She says that, ‘Let Him have the honour of all the products of the garden and let me have the comfort of His acceptance of them. The Bride is engrossed with the Bridegroom who has entered the garden.

 5. ENTRUSTED GARDEN:- 

This garden is entrusted to the bride and she takes care of the maintenance of it. The beauty and glory of the garden has to be maintained by the bride.  Whenever the beloved walks inside the garden, He should be satisfied with whatever the Lord has entrusted to us.  The talents should not be hidden but it should bring forth the result that the beloved expects.   In 1 Timothy 6:20, Paul says to Timothy,” O Timothy, keep that which is committed to Thy trust”

“But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.” (Revelation 2:25).