Song of Solomon 3: 1-4

Song of Solomon 3:1-4

 

 

“… I will seek the one I love”.    “… when I found the one I love, I held him and would not let him go, until I had brought him to the house of my mother and into the chamber…”

 

How often do we seek the one , we say , we love?   The words, “I love you” flow from our flowered lips so often, yet how often to we actually “seek the one I love”?    The Lord said, “Seek me and you will find me, if you seek me with all your heart.”

 

My father and grandfather understood what it was to have a strong work ethic.   It was ingrained in them from their youth.   Those things which were deemed worth while in life took hard work to obtain.   They approached life with that philosophy.   It was the same philosophy with which they faced their study of the word of God and it was their sought after goal to have a life lived before the Almighty.   (Gen 17:1)    Too often today we live to be entertained and we work for leisure, and we approach our life with the Lord with the same philosophy that we live.   In doing so we miss so much.   The word of God does not yield it’s gold to the lazy or fun seeking Christian, but to the one who is serious about His relationship and walk with the savior.   He is longing for the saint that will “seek Him”.  

 

Paul in His epistle to the Philippians wrote of his goal in life.   It was that “…I might know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.”   And to obtain this he was willing to put aside all things and “press on”.   

 

What things are the things that we seek after?   When the Shulamite woman found her beloved, she held on to him and would not let him go.   We too have found our beloved, or have been found of Him.   My our hearts cry out…”I will not let you go…until I have brought you into the chamber…”

 

Back in chapter 1 verse 4 we learned that the Lord has brought us, as it were, into His chamber.   Into that intimate place where we enjoy personal, intimate fellowship with Him.   Now, in chapter 3, we bring Him in.  Into the deepest chambers of our hearts.   He drew us and brought us in, and now we respond and ask Him into the deepest places of our soul.   “Search me of God and know my heart, try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting”   (Psm 139:23-24)  

 

O the Joy of holding Him, and never letting Him go.   May you invite Him in today into your chamber and enjoy His delightfulness.      

 

 

“Oh love that will not let me go   I rest my weary soul in thee.   I give Thee back the life I owe,   That in Thine ocean depths. Its flow May richer fuller be.”   

 

George Mathson