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Another Lover ~ SoS Saturday

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Today we start with the other maidens questioning our Bride.

What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
O fairest among women?
What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
That you so charge us?

Song of Songs 5:9 NKJV

We have said from the beginning that our Bride, this Shulamite represents the individual passionate believer in Christ. Jesus has other followers, but not all are as single minded as our maiden.

These to whom she has confessed her lovesick state ask her a question. They are confused by her single-hearted devotion to Him. They ask, ‘what makes your lover so special?’

They don’t understand why she would still be holding on to Him. He has been out of communication for a long while. She has suffered at the hands of leadership because of her passion for Him. Why would she hold out for Him and Him alone?

Another Lover

Their turn of phrase indicates a problem with their own relationship with Jesus. They have other ‘beloveds’ – other passions. Their words betray their lack of single heartedness toward the Lord. He is not their one and only love, as He is for the bride. They are willing to hold Him up for comparison, but she has eyes only for Him.

O fairest among women

She has a beauty they cannot attain, and that beauty is in the one thing they lack. Single hearted devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ is the most beautiful character trait. It makes you beautiful to Him, but it does not stop there. Your passion is beautiful to other believers, even in their compromise.

They see you dwelling on the One Thing your heart yearns for, and they are stirred to jealousy. But until the put down their willingness to look back at their other lovers, they will never have your beauty.

Your dove’s eyes make you beautiful for all to see.

So who are these women?

Let’s call them dull believers. They are not the flaming Christians who are going for it every day. There was a time when they approached Christ, but they never turned over the keys to their garden.

You might find them in your church with harsh opinions and criticism, but no hand on the plow.

Next week we will look at ten traits the Bride loves about her Shepherd King.

Until then, keep your eyes on the Lover of your soul, and don’t look for another lover.

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping in.

See you again soon.

Ben

5 thoughts on “Another Lover ~ SoS Saturday

  1. joseph elon lillie

    This was really well out Ben! I have often been astounded by the penchant some Christians have for discouraging the commitment of their fellow-believers. You are right it is jealousy.

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