You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart with one look of your eyes, With one link of your necklace. How fair is your love, My sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, And the scent of your perfumes than all spices! Your lips, O my spouse, Drip as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under your tongue; And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. Song of Solomon 4:9-11 NKJV
Solomon speaks sweet words to his beloved. His heart is melted by her beautiful eyes and the jewelry she adorns herself with. Her love is intoxicating. Her perfume makes his head spin. Her lips are sweeter than honey. Her voice arouses him. Even the smell of her clothes is enticing!
The Shulamite woman was Solomon’s first love. He married her shortly after becoming king of Israel. He fell so deeply in love an entire book of the bible was written about it. But this book is so much more. It represents God’s love for you!
God loves you passionately!
When you lift your eyes to the Lord He is filled with intense delight. When you adorn yourself with the righteousness of Jesus He is pleased. The Lord sees a beautiful spotless bride in waiting. You are His sister, His brother, mother, son, or daughter. You are God’s beloved!
Your love pleases God in a way nothing else can. Your prayers ascend to Him like incense. Your worship calls to Him like a chorus of angels. Your beautiful heart stirs Him when you share the Gospel with lost sheep. Your righteousness was as filthy rags. Your faith has washed you clean!
Almighty God loves you! That is not theology. It is reality. God longs to usher you into His presence with joy and gladness. Jesus will not be denied by any force in heaven or on the earth. Only an unwilling heart can stop God from pouring out His love on you!
Men, Jesus is calling you to love your wife the way He loves His church. Jesus stepped down out of eternity to come alongside His bride. Jesus put the needs of His beloved before His own. Jesus laid down His life for His bride. He will never abandon her!
Humble yourself and come alongside your bride. It will not kill you to do the dishes, make the bed or cook dinner so she can rest after a long day. Give your beloved a back rub or put lotion on her feet. Jesus washed His disciple’s feet! Be Jesus to your bride!
Be passionate about your love for Jesus! Do not abandon your first love for anyone or anything!
When we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus He empowers us to love the people in our lives. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Enjoy the sweet love He pours out through you to those around you!
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