God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” This title that God declares of Himself is in relationship to the earth. I make this assessment because He is the one who "is to come." The theme of … Continue reading God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

Beautified with Divine Character and Redemption (Song of Songs 1:11)

We will make you ornaments of gold With studs of silver. The Lord works with His people to accomplish His good plans and purposes. What is He seeking to accomplish in our lives? The "ornaments of gold" speak of divine character and the "studs of silver" speak of redemption. He is taking time, with intentionality … Continue reading Beautified with Divine Character and Redemption (Song of Songs 1:11)

Assurance of Our Coming Redemption (Revelation 1:7)

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.  What does it mean to behold something that is not right in front of me? With eyes of faith we must peer through … Continue reading Assurance of Our Coming Redemption (Revelation 1:7)

Jesus Adorns the Believer with Beauty (Song of Songs 1:10)

Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with chains of gold.  The king continues to declare the beauty of the Shulamite using agricultural poetic language. Jesus Calls forth beauty in the heart of the believer, even in their immaturity. He sees deeper than our brokenness.  Emotions can usually be discerned in a person's cheeks. … Continue reading Jesus Adorns the Believer with Beauty (Song of Songs 1:10)

Jesus’ eternal Worth and Dominion (Revelation 1:6b)

to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. The worthiness of Jesus is the premier reality of eternity. He is worthy because of who He is and because what He does. He is worthy of our attention and our affection. Jesus is worthy of our obedience. He owes us nothing, yet He has … Continue reading Jesus’ eternal Worth and Dominion (Revelation 1:6b)

Jesus Calls Forth Identity (Song of Songs 1:9)

I have compared you, my love, To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots.  The Shulamite, a few verses back, has realized that she is dark, but also that she is lovely to the king. She sought him out, in her weakness, because she felt desired by him. In agricultural language he beautifully responds to her in … Continue reading Jesus Calls Forth Identity (Song of Songs 1:9)