Song of Solomon 3

The Coming of Solomon
The Shulamite
6 Who is this coming out of the wilderness
Like pillars of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
With all the merchant’s fragrant powders?
7 Behold, it is Solomon’s couch,
With sixty valiant men around it,
Of the valiant of Israel.
8 They all hold swords,
Being expert in war.
Every man has his sword on his thigh
Because of fear in the night.

Apparently this is the wedding party coming for his bride. My commentary title it ” The spectacular arrival of the wedding party.”

“Of course when travelling through a wilderness, a royal procession was always in danger of attack.”

This is why we keep weapons. If we never have to use them, that will be the BEST possible outcome. However, we are to be ready for trouble.