If chapter four of Solomon's Song is about the king's love expressed, then chapter five epitomizes the bride's torment in separation. His desire for her to come to him in verse two and her deliberate debate not to in the following verses causes a tumultuous search by the bride for her bridegroom. Once she finds him, she makes her love declaration in 5:16 as stated above.
Is Christ both our Beloved and our Friend as the bride declared? Have we come to the place where we no longer debate His commands but we open our hearts to obey every time He speaks? We will not do this perfectly as Christ's beloved. However, to that degree will we be able to call Him our Beloved and Friend.
Lord, make us lovers of yours who wait expectantly for Your voice and may we respond quickly to experience Your joy. In Jesus' Name, Amen.