Enjoyed by God (Song of Songs 1:12)

While the king is at his table, My spikenard(perfume) sends forth its fragrance.  We have been invited to the table of the Lord. There will be a very real day that we will physically sit at the table for the "Marriage supper of the lamb" (Rev. 19:6-9). We have also been invited, in the present, … Continue reading Enjoyed by God (Song of Songs 1:12)

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)

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)

Fellowship with Jesus in Community (Song of Songs 1:4)

 Draw me away! We will run after you. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will remember your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.  Our journey with Jesus begins and continues in the drawing of intimacy in the secret place and running … Continue reading Fellowship with Jesus in Community (Song of Songs 1:4)

The Divine Kiss (Song of Songs 1:2)

 "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 … Continue reading The Divine Kiss (Song of Songs 1:2)