Christian, What do you think of Christ?
Song of Solomon 1:2 “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.”
This is not the kiss of the Father to the prodigal son. (Luke 15:20)
This is not the kiss of the woman sinner on Jesus feet. (Luke 7:37-38)
This is the kiss of the mouth. One on one relationship of love.
Our Christian life begins a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. Sinner, saved, to Savior; that gives way to disciple and Master. Which gives way to friend to Friend; and that can lead to Union and Communion.
There is ,as this maiden here in the Song of Solomon finds; a closer relationship with the Lord.
Have you found His love so?
For surely to know His love is more inebriating than wine.
This love is not what He has done for you; but what He is to you.
She loved him, and wanted a closer relationship with Him. She wanted nothing to come between them.
Is this not the reason of our lukewarm attitude toward our Lord? And how much of what He has given us, is spoiled because of our attitude toward it?
What comes between you and your Lord?
What has cooled your affections for Jesus?
What of your heart’s desire? Is it for Christ, and His Will to be done in your life?
Or is it satisfied with just hearing, (at a distance) about Christ?
Song of Solomon 1:7 “Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?”
We are Christians; we are not going to desert Christ. But we often are “turned aside by the flocks of Thy companions”. We follow His ministers, or a certain doctrine, or get so wrapped up in “working for Christ”; that we become distanced from Him.
Of course, we should go to Church. Yes, we should be attentive to Gospel messages. We should always know the doctrine of faith.
But for the individual Christian, we should always keep our relationship to Christ in first place.
Proverbs 23:26 “My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.”