“Let him(Jesus) kiss me with the kisses of his mouth(Word)— For your love is better than wine.”
There is a point within the human heart where the divine converges with humanity. It is in Christ that this mysterious union is complete and manifest; in His personhood He is fully God and fully man. His word is written upon our hearts and we are filled with His Holy Spirit. We are enabled to engage with Jesus through focused contemplation in His Word and in the experience of life through the lense of His Word. When Jesus kisses us with His Word, we have personal experience with the knowledge of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our human understanding is filled with divine revelation. These are the moments that we experience truth in the inward parts; when the familiar passages of scripture strike your heart and suddenly truth has impacted your awareness of who God is and who you are to Him. He invites us to go deeper than just head knowledge; the kisses of His Word are intimacy with a real person. His heart is wide open and vulnerable; He desires that we would come to Him in a like manner.
This is His love that is better than any of the passing pleasures of this world. His divine love flows through His word, by His Holy Spirit within our weak frame. This divine love is eternal; the very same love that has been shared among the trinity from eternity past and is everlasting throughout the ages to come. It is a whirlwind of affection and it is a noble pursuit to leave all else behind to fall into this love. The pleasures of this world are like the grass of the field, here today and gone tomorrow. Many pleasures will lead to death, while others can dull the heart. When I am tempted by these inferior pleasures, I redirect my heart to the superior pleasure found in Jesus.
Written by Zack Roberts