Song of Solomon 2:10-17 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs (shelving rocks, which are climbed like stairs), let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

As you read the bible, you begin to see an unfolding of the various kinds of relationships that exist between God and man. For example, God is the Creator and we are His creatures made in His image and likeness (Genesis 1). God is the Shepherd and we are His Sheep (Psalm 23). God is the Potter and we are the Clay (Jeremiah 18). Christ is The Vine and we are the branches (John 15). However, no book in the bible more beautifully portrays the sweetness and intimacy that redeemed man can have with Jesus than the Song of Solomon. The Bible is far more than a book that only contains theological and academic information about God. The bible is a book that reveals to us God’s plan of salvation. This salvation or good news tells us how, by the grace of Christ, lost man can enter into sweet and meaningful fellowship with God through faith Jesus Christ. Enter into His presence this morning, beloved. Listen for His voice. Marvel in the moment of your quiet time with Jesus. Selah