Song of Solomon 1:7
Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon. For why should I as I think of you be as a veiled one straying beside the flocks of your companions? [Ps. 23: 1-2]
Does my spirit crave for the Divine Shepherd, even in the presence of the best that the world can offer me?
Have I a constant sense of my Shepherd’s presence, regardless of my surroundings? [2 v 6]
Do I take time to meet my Good Shepherd each day, letting Him tell me of His love, and cheering His heart with my interest in Him? [2 v 13]
Do I realize that my voice in praise and song is sweet to Him, or do I withhold it? [2 v 14]
What is my greatest concern, the thing about which most of all I want Christ’s help? When He asks to hear my voice, what do I tell Him? [2 v 15]
Do I heed Christ when He bids me come away from the lions’ den of temptation and dwell with Him? [4 v 8]
Am I willing for the north wind of adversity to blow upon me, if it will better fit me for Christ’s presence and companionship? [4 v 16]
In my weariness from earthly cares, do I hesitate to answer when the Divine Shepherd knocks at my door, and so turn Him from me? [5 v 3]
Is my Savior unquestionably the One altogether lovely, the One above all others most precious to me? Can I tell how and why Christ is more to me than any human being, or than all earthly possessions? [5 v 16]
– Amplified Bible: page 755-760.