220305 07 – Song of Solomon 1:4
Song of Solomon 1:4
Draw me, we will run after thee:
the king hath brought me into his chambers:
we will be glad and rejoice in thee,
we will remember thy love more than wine:
the upright love thee.
We will run after thee; we will follow you.
People like to follow.
Following pastors is a bad practice in the Christian church.
In the world one has other idols, but in the church one follows the servants.
Paul didn’t like that.
When in Philippi a girl with a soothsaying spirit ran after them and shouted out that they were servants of the Most High God and proclaimed the way of salvation, it soon became apparent that Paul was not pleased with that.
No, we shouldn’t run after the servants.
We should run after, we should follow the King.
He is the great Forerunner, and the Church is put behind Him, drawn with cords of love by the Word and by the Holy Spirit.
That’s a deserted and forgotten thing that once charmed us.
It is a turning around on the wicked road that we naturally follow.
Then the way away from God, becomes the way to God.
- In prayer,
- in seeking in the Word,
- going to church,
- in reading
- and in looking for the Lord.
- The Canaanite woman ran and cried after Christ.
- Of Levi it is written: That he forsook all, and arose and followed him.
- The blind man from Jericho followed Jesus on the road.
A road that leads past…
- the depths of discovery,
- the depths of penance and repentance,
- but also of the heights of forgiving love.
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