I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies. (Song of Solomon 6:3 NIV)
Just recently Pastor Ant did a sermon series on the Song of Solomon called Love Story. During the series I became completely engulfed in studying the book myself. Before when I had read it, I could never understand it! Even when I would read it out the Message, I couldn't get anything that it was saying. But after the four week series God really opened my eyes and the Holy Spirit showed me what it was all about.
We open up with a girl talking with her friends about how much she adores Solomon. She is completely head over heels for him and he feels the same way about her! But then she starts feeling insecure because she thinks she isn't pretty enough for him but Solomon thinks she is beautiful and perfect and spotless and he wants to marry her!
The Holy Spirit showed me that this is exactly how Jesus loves us!
Even though we are filthy sinners and we don't think that we are good enough for Him, He wants us!! He doesn't see our ugliness. All He sees is the blood that He shed for us and how we are made righteous and clean through Him! We are his perfect bride! His desire is only for us (Song of Solomon 7:10)!!! He's calling to us saying "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine."
This devo was written from the heart of Maggi Sellers. You can follow me on Insta and twitter! I look forward to your comments!