I was reading Song of Solomon this morning, and the bride could not find her lover who had turned away because she did not open the door for him.
Seeing that this lover is supposed to be a type of the Lord, I was confused.
My understanding of the Lord, based on Revelation 3:20, is of a God who is always standing and knocking till we open.
So, this chapter just didn't fit with what I knew of God. I couldn't reconcile both situations, and so the Lord intervened and help shed some light.
See, it was not that this chapter had to fit into my pre-existing knowledge of God. But that my knowledge of God had to expand to accommodate this new information.
Yes, the Lord loves us enough to continue to stand and knock until we open. But He also loves us enough to walk away when the situation requires it.
The bride in Song of Solomon 5 wasn't sure if opening the door to her bridegroom was worth the trouble to put on her clothes and dirty her feet.
It wasn't that she didn't love him. The issue was that she had taken him for granted.
Maybe you and I are like that in our walk with God and our relationships with our loved ones.
It is time for us to perk up and restore the Lord and our loved ones to their rightful places of importance in our lives.
Lest we be like the bride in Song of Solomon chapter 5 who lost the pleasure of her beloved's presence because she took him for granted.
Pops, this one is for You: Never leave me. You and I both know I can't survive that. I love You.
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