How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves. You hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead. Song Of Solomon 4:1
The person who is in love sees the one that is loved as perfect. There does not appear to be any faults in the person. There is no other person for the person who is doing the loving.
Couples who are in love with each other are often described as crazy because they will do anything for each other out of their great love They see the other as of the highest value in their lives.
The man in Solomon’s book shows extreme love for one he loves. He describes her as beautiful and with a value of a whole flock of goats.
With seeing the man as God, it is showing God as loving His bride and thinking she is beautiful and of great value.
God sees His people, those who believe in Jesus, with those same eyes. He sees the believer as extremely beautiful and of extreme value.
Looking at a believer as the world does or even the individual, one only sees a few good things and many faults. Humans do not see another person as God does. He is seeing Christ Jesus and His righteousness in the believer.
God is telling the believer that he is beautiful, a bride without spot or wrinkle. One can be seen this way only because of the forgiveness and righteousness that Jesus has given the believer.
God has the ability to see a person as the end result of what Jesus has done for him, rather than just a person who keeps messing up and failing. This can be done because of His perfect love, grace and mercy.
As a believer you can see all of your faults. You know when and where you have messed up in your past. However, if you have repented of your sins, you are now clean before God. God sees you as beautiful, not sinful and dirty.
Allow yourself to be cleansed of all sin and stand before God in Christ Jesus as holy and righteous. Allow God to change you into the perfect bride who is spotless. Do not allow yourself to go back into the dirt of sin and death.
Do not allow yourself to see yourself as only garbage, but as one who is greatly loved.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know the forgiveness of Jesus; that you will see yourself as God sees you; and that you will live holy as Christ lived.