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 🙂
“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
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Have a blessed day 🙂
***With God all things are possible***