Mystical Vineyards and the Prudence of the Flesh

Sermon 30 on The Song of Songs

"They made me the keeper of the vineyards." Who are they? Do you mean those opponents to whom you recently referred? Listen and understand. Perhaps she is saying that she has been given this charge by the very people who persecuted her. No need to wonder at this if she was attacked for the purpose of correcting her. ...

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