Thus says the LORD:
Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk in it.
Last week, in Seek His Face, I shared 2 Chronicles 7:13-14. These verses tell us that we are His people, called by His name, and that we should humble ourselves, seek the LORD, and pray. God commands us to turn away from wickedness and sin and turn back to Him. He says that then He will hear and He will forgive our sins and He will heal our land.
Reading through the Song of Solomon this year was such a blessing — especially with all that is going on in this world at the moment. We read this part of the Bible in a totally new and fresh way. It is so powerful! While some commentators point out, and emphasize, that this is a book talking about the love and marriage of two people I prefer what Matthew Henry says (and emphasizes) about it, especially in chapter 8:
The affections between Christ and his spouse are as strong and lively here, in this closing chapter of the song, as ever, and rather more so.
The Relationship Between Christ and His Church
I wonder… How much has the Bride (Church) neglected her Bridegroom lately? Is she still longing for Him like she did in the beginning? Does she give her everything — her time and her effort — to keep intimate communion with Him? Is her affection for Christ as strong and lively as ever?
Who Is In Control?
Do we humble ourselves to the point where we admit our own weakness so that we can point to God as our Strength?
Hear His Call! Arise! All Glory to Him!
Let us seek His Way!