Archive | August 2015

Song of Solomon 8- Set me as a seal upon your heart…

Good afternoon y’all. Happy Midweek 🙂 .

Few housekeeping information. We will be going on break from 13th August to resume 7th September. We’ll come back to study the book of Acts. For more information see Courtney’s blog from good morning girls on our fall bible study here

Today, we are studying the last chapter of Song of Solomon…whoop whoop!!! Thanks be to God for helping us get through the book. I have enjoyed studying this book.  It’s great for reminding us of the kind of love relationship Jesus desires with us His church. He is our groom and we are His bride and He is coming back for us soon 🙂

I’m focusing today’s blog on verses 6 – 7.

Be blessed 🙂

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“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave.
Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it.
If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned” (SOS 8: 6- 7 NLT)

A seal confirms a deed is original and authentic. It’s a stamp of ownership and authenticity on something. She’s asking her lover to claim her completely as his own; to put his stamp of ownership on her heart so she can be completely his and his only. In the same way Jesus has put His seal on us. He has claimed us as his own completely and He is jealous for us.

The love of God is as strong as death. Just like nothing escapes the grasp of death, so it is with God’s love: nothing can escape the grasp of His love. His love never gives up on us. It’s a jealous kind of God. In exodus 34:14 God says “...for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about His relationship with you.”.

Many waters cannot quench God’s love for us. Romans 8:35-39 comes to mind immediately. Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. His love is so amazing and unconditional. Not even trials or death can separate us from God’s love towards us.

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Rom 8: 35 -39 NLT)

An excerpt from Gill Exposition on the entire bible says:

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm,…. These are still the words of the church, speaking to Christ as she walked along with him, as the affixes in the Hebrew text show; in which she desires to have a fixed abiding place in his heart; to continue firmly in his love, and to have further manifestations of it; to be always remembered and supported by him; to be ever on his mind, and constantly under his care and protection; and to have a full assurance of interest in his love, and in his power, which is the sealing work of his Spirit, Ephesians 1:13. The church’s desire is, that she might be affectionately loved by Christ, be deeply fixed in his heart, be ever in his view, owned and acknowledged by him, and protected by the arm of his power“.

I pray God puts His stamp of ownership upon our hearts so that we will have a deep conviction of His love towards us and would guard that love jealously, ensuring that we do nothing to cause a separation between us and Him, in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen

Thanks for joining today. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.

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Have a blessed day 🙂

***With God all things are possible***

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Song of Solomon 7 – Oh how he loves us ….

Good evening y’all. Today we are studying Song of Solomon 7.

Be blessed 🙂

Reading this book for me, is a reminder of how much I am loved by God and how He longs for me and desires me to revel and rest in His love. I really love verse 10.

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“I am my lover’s,
    and he claims me as his own” (v10 NLT)

“I am my beloved’s,
And his desire is toward me” (v10 NKJV)

This is absolutely awesome 🙂 🙂 . We are Gods own priced possession and He claims us as His own. Not sure there is anything that can beat the feeling of knowing that God himself claims us as His. We are His delight and the apple of His eyes 🙂 .

He has loved us with an everlasting love and has drawn us nigh with his loving kindness. We love Him because He first loved us. He showed His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, He died for us. So amazing !!!!

One of my favorite scriptures is Zephaniah 3: 17 which says :

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (NIV)

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs” (NLT)

“…. He will take delight in you and rejoice over you with singing…” This is just awesome. I picture God singing a lullaby over us calming our fears and putting us to sleep, while He works on the things that are getting us worked up and anxious. Oh! how I love you God 🙂

So what should our response be to this love that God has shown us? Does this love give us the liberty to live our  lives anyhow? No it doesn’t and our response should be obedience. I am reminded of the scripture that says: We have been bought with a price which means all that we are is completely Gods.

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Cor 6: 20 KJV).

The least we can do for God is to reciprocate the love He has shown us through our obedience and worship. Jesus said in John 14:15 that if we love Him, we will obey His commandments.

I pray Gods love will be real to us in our daily lives; that the love will motivate us to live for Him and serve Him completely with all our being. In Jesus Name,  Amen.

Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.

Have a blessed evening 🙂

***With God all things are possible***