8/31 Song of Songs 1:4

4 Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. OTHERS We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.

The Song of Songs is thought to be a love poem between Solomon and his bride. As Solomon is the son of David and the consummate Son of David is Jesus, it is also seen as the love of Christ and His bride, the church. The apostle Paul believed that the love of a husband and wife pictured that of Christ and all believers (Ephesians 5:32).

Our verse for today is in the voice of the bride. If you are a follower of Jesus, it can be your voice. It is the lovesick bride wanting to be alone with her man. She asks Him to draw her after Him. She does not want the distraction of others to hinder them. She longs to hurry to a place where they can be alone together. The others sing a chorus. They are joyful and rejoicing in the King. They value His love more than wine. They know it is only right to love Him.

There are many aspects to our relationship with our Savior. He directs our lives. He corrects us. He reveals God to us. He calls us His brothers and sisters. But helps us to never forget that we are His bride. What is described here is the passion of young love. That is the passion we should have to be with Him. This is our time in prayer and God's Word. We are often busy with our daily routine, and we do see Him in the details of each day, but we long to be alone with Him without distraction so that we can share our hearts and hear His.

Consider: If this does not describe your time in the Word and prayer, what is missing? Talk to Him about it right now. Perhaps you did not realize how much He longs to be alone with you.