Take me away with you–let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you! Song Of Solomon 1:4
Most people have someone who they love to be around. They desire to be with that person all the time.
This is especially true of newly married couples. They want to be together. They hate being apart from each other and love to spend all their time together.
Young children often want to spend time with one of their parents, the dad or mom. They love their parent and cannot stand being away from the parent.
The reason that people love to spend time with someone is that they love that person.
Solomon shows a scene of a woman who is eager to be brought away by the king. She is in a hurry to have it happen. Her friends also realize the value of this relationship.
While this may be meant to be just a relationship between a man and woman, it can also represent the relationship between a person and God. God is always seen as the ultimate king. Jesus is called the King.
The believer in Jesus should have a desire to be with God in the most intimate of places, not just in the public open spaces. The intimate place shows the relationship at its highest level.
Often believers are content to be with God on Sunday in church, but ignore Him the rest of the week. Their heart is really not in the relationship, but just on getting out of hell.
When one realizes how much Jesus (The King) has done for him, he will also desire to be with God immediately. He will not want to wait for a later time, but wants to spend time getting to know God more and more. The relationship with God will take priority over any other relationship or action.
When you take a look at your life, who do you want to be around? Are you seeking friends on this earth and to have a good time, even though it is only temporary?
Or is your heart’s desire to be with God?
Seek to get to know God more and more in the intimate places. These are the private places of your life, in the quiet times of prayer and bible study. Get to know His great love for you.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s love for you; that you will seek to spend more time with God; and that God will be your one true love above all others.