Draw Me Lord.

Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.  Song of Solomon 1:4

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I don’t know what drew me to read in Song of Solomon tonight, it’s not a book I normally feel pulled towards, but I am so glad that God put the call to visit it on me.   Suddenly my eyes were opened and I had a new understanding of what the wise king was writing about, or more precisely who!  For the entire song is written about Christ and us as his bride!  It is so beautiful, so lovely, so incredible that Solomon like his father knew the Lord, our sweet, precious Savior!

Tonight I want to look just at chapter 1 verses 2-6 and really dig into the truths there, the peace there.  Will you join me as the Lord draws us and we run after Him?

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.  Song of Solomon 1:2

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“Let him kiss me…”  Immediately, Solomon is getting right to the point, speaking as the bride of an unnamed yet fully implied groom.  Him, Jesus, whose kiss all followers seek and desire.  It is not enough that we be blessed to kiss the Son but we also seek to meet his approval and thus receive his reciprocal kiss for his love is better than wine.  His love for us, his bride, is more precious, more important to us than anything else save our own unending love for him.  Our love which drives us to seek him, to run after him that he might fill us with his great love.

Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.  Song of Solomon 1:3

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What name is so sweet, so precious on all the earth save the name of our Savior, Jesus!  None.  No other name has the same savor, acts as a healing ointment, draws those who aren’t even seeking him to it.  It is as a healing ointment to our brokeness, our hurts; it calls our hearts out to seek the love of our only hope.  We are the virgins that love thee Lord Christ, we are your bride eagerly seeking to serve you.

Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.  Song of Solomon 1:4

 

The King has drawn us into his chambers of hope and peace where we will be eternally glad and rejoice for timeless ages with our Lord.  We will remember the love with which he drew us to him, the love which compels us to to run after him, serving him with all we are.  The upright, the bride, the virgins, love him, serve him, honor him.

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.  Song of Solomon 1:5

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The bride is black, stained, sullied with her sin, our sin as the church, the bride.  We were all lost, broken, sinful yet through the love of our groom we are comely, cleaned, made new.  Restored to beauty and glory in spite of our blackness as the Tents of Kedar, our sin.  Instead we are made pure as a lamb, white as snow, as comely as the curtains of Solomon when we allowed our Savior to enter our hearts and make us clean, presentable as his bride.

Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.  Song of Solomon 1:6

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We beseech our groom not to look upon us as we are ashamed of our sinful, blackened nature.  The stain on our souls at first hinders our acceptance of his restoration, his grace, but as he draws us to him we see that no matter how burned, how much the sun has looked upon us we have hope.  No matter that our mother’s children fellow church members who are not true followers of Christ, have forced us to serve them, mammon over our Lord , it doesn’t matter once we wake up to the fact that our Groom seeks us, draws us, wants us, loves us.  We are His and he is desperately seeking to claim us, make us his bride for all eternity.  Run to him, as he draws you.

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