Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
September 25 Scripture Selection: Song of Solomon 7-8
Food for Thought: Song of Sol. 8:7
It is difficult—really, impossible—for our brains to truly comprehend the endless, profound love that God has for us. Although it is only in our spirit that we can possibly grasp it, it is very beneficial to us to meditate on it for the good of our entire being. And the more we contemplate the great expanse of His love, the more secure we feel in our faith and relationship with our Lord. In addition, through our knowledge of His love, we even are more able to receive correct revelation of His Word.
The apostle Paul understood the importance of understanding the love of God for the development and strength of our faith, and in his prayer to the believers he wrote, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph. 3:17-19).” Since God is Love (I John 4:8), being filled with all the fullness of God is to be filled with Love.
Often people do not feel loved or lovable, to the detriment of their relationship with the Lord. Their focus is on their circumstances and their own self-condemnation, instead of of God’s promise to love, and they hesitate to release the things that block the love from flowing freely in their heart. They need to come to the point that the apostle Paul arrived at and wrote about in Romans 8:38, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Even when we do not feel loved, the reality is that the Lord loves us beyond measure.
His very essence is perfect, unconditional love. He loved us so much that He gave up His life for us all. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).” He loves us so much that He promised to never leave us nor forsake us, regardless of our flaws and failures (Heb. 13:5). That is true love. That is God.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):