September 24th

Scripture - Song of Songs 4

Observation - This entire chapter is a LOVE LETTER from our Shepherd’s heart to our heart. The Bridegroom King showers these incredible words over the Shulamite’s soul. Our soul.

“Listen, my dearest darling, you are so beautiful—you are beauty itself to me! Your eyes glisten with love, like gentle doves behind your veil. What devotion I see each time I gaze upon you. You are like a sacrifice ready to be offered. When I look at you, I see how you have taken my fruit and tasted my word. Your life has become clean and pure, like a lamb washed and newly shorn. You now show grace and balance with truth on display…”

His word washes our hearts and through the redemption of Jesus we become clean and pure.

“I’ve made up my mind. Until the darkness disappears and the dawn has fully come, in spite of shadows and tears, I will go on the mountaintop with you.” In spite of the struggles this world brings, nothing will hold me back from committing my life to you.

Application - Take the first part of the chapter and read it aloud to yourself. It’s hard to hear these things being read over our lives because we spend so much time thinking about what we are not. So, take some time to ponder on what your heavenly Father thinks of you. And, he knows it all and STILL chooses to see the best in us. 

Prayer - God thank you for LOVING ME. You invite me into the greatest love story of all. May I never forget just how much you absolutely love me.