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Song of Songs 2: 7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake love, till she delights.
I do love the many ways scholars have interpreted this - Rashi, basically believed you will be preyed upon like hinds and roes if you get between Israel and God. Matthew Henry, "let those who have comfort be afraid of sinning it away.
I believe like any deer, they only love when they can have young, (fruit). Jesus loves at all times so the problem is us. Essentially, that word at the end, delight or please actually is completely smitten, wholehearted love. The Hebrew prefix before is a Tav which is clearly, she, us the church. So like a deer that has to be in season, (ready to be fruitful) this if faked brings a curse. In other words God turns his back on you and like lukewarm water spits you out....
My Prayer Psalm 118:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. The statutes and the delight at the end of the verse both start with a Chet. Our union with Christ.
Plus my story of example in this episode.