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"There Is None Like You"

"I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me."

Song of Solomon 7:10

Studying the Song of Solomon last night at our Mens Bible Study a quote came to mind I heard a number of years ago. It said, "Many Things Will Catch My Eye But Few Things Will Capture My Heart". It's one thing to be noticed but it is another thing to become the object of focus. I could easily imagine from reading the Song of Solomon how the Shulamite captured not only Solomon's eye but his heart too. After all, Shulamite actually means, "Perfect."

Are you aware that you are desired? Do you have any idea that there is One who pursues you day and night, night and day, and who longs to meet with you face to face? It's true. Oh, to be pursued! Better still, to be loved and desired! No wonder the Shulamite would say, "He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love" (Song of Songs 2:4). Her beloved not only wanted her to know she was loved, he wanted the whole world to know he had found the one with whom his soul loved. She was to be "bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh."

The Song of Solomon is a beautiful love story, a true story that communicates the desire of a husband for his wife and a wife for her husband and yet it points us forward to an even greater love than marital love. Every time I read it I learn something new, something that reminds me of the tremendous love that God has for His bride, the church.

We seldom think of romantic love when we consider God's love for us but we should when we read the Song of Solomon because though Gods love for His bride isn't erotic, His love for us is truly romantic, and deeply passionate. Consider the lengths Jesus went to redeem us to Himself. Talk about love! We can learn a lot about the heart of God by reading it, since He inspired it.

Yet, there lies the key to enjoying this unique work tucked away in the midst of the poetic books of the Old Testament. I think Max Lucado might have said it best regarding the reading of the Song of Solomon when he wrote, "A love letter is to be enjoyed not analyzed".

That's my prayer for you today, beloved of God, as you read the Word of God today don't just analyze it, simply enjoy it too. Keep in mind that God's Word is His love letter to us. Simply open your Bible and listen for His voice to speak to you and just take it in like a sponge absorbs fluids. Get lost in His words and allow them to fill your heart and mind, and to saturate your soul.

That's how you read a love letter. You read it over and over and over until the paper is crumbled and the words are no longer legible on paper but now, they are forever engraved on your heart, in your mind and in your soul. Yes, beloved, that is how you read a love letter! Enjoy.

"Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death…"

Song of Solomon 8:6


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