Daily Devotional

Draw Me After You!

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.
2 “May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.
3 Your oils have a pleasing fragrance,
Your name is like purified oil;
Therefore the maidens love you.
4 “Draw me after you and let us run together!
The king has brought me into his chambers.”  Song of Songs 1:1-4

Who are we in Christ?  Who is He to us?  There are a lot of descriptions.  Sometimes we are warriors, and stand and fight. Sometimes we run, and escape to the Lord as our stronghold.  Sometimes we are depressed, and go to Him for solace.  Other times our sins overtake us, and we go to Him humbly and ask for forgiveness.  Sometimes we are angry beyond measure, and we go to Him for wisdom and peace.  We sometimes sing for joy.  Other times He is as a Father to His beloved child.

The other morning I had a hard time getting started on my day.  I was tempted to just push ahead to work, still off center even after my Bible and prayer time.  But I waited instead. “What is it, Lord Jesus?”  It took just a little time, and some stillness.  The scene in my mind slowly cleared, like a fog drifting away.  And gradually this appeared, “Draw me after You and let us run together!”  This was what my heart needed to take hold of!
The Song of Solomon is also called the Song of Songs, or the Best (or Greatest) of Songs.  While it ostensibly concerns Solomon and the Shulammite woman he is besotted with, in a much greater sense it is an allegory of God’s love for His bride to be.  Our relationship with Christ is best described here, I believe – He is in love with us!  My day needed to be about Him, not about various deeds and challenges, or even joys.  My place of spiritual health is sitting in contentment with Him, fully centered on His steadfast love, for me!

The bride describes her place with Him (1:2-3)
  • May He kiss me with the kisses of His mouth
  • Your love is better than wine
  • Your oils have a pleasing fragrance
  • Your Name is like purified oil

Then she calls out to Him (1:4)
  • Draw me after You!
  • Let us run together!

She finds her place - the King has brought me into His chambers (1:4)

She describes Him as the one “whom my soul loves!” (1:7)

None of us stays in one spot in Christ permanently.  We are often in one of those places I described earlier, maybe even greatly defeated or deflated.

But there is a number one, central place for us all to return to, as often as we will.  It is being at home with Him, and in love! (1:16-17)
  • How handsome You are!
  • My Beloved!
  • Our couch is luxuriant
  • The beams of our house are cedars

May we all be blessed in Jesus in 2023!  Being with Him.  Walking with Him.  Resting in Him.  Loving Him.  Serving Him alone.
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