Wednesday, October 4, 2017

"Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised." { Song of Solomon 8:7}

Maybe you have heard the saying, you can't buy love? I think Solomon had that idea when he wrote this verse. Money can do many things, good and bad, but honest, genuine love cannot be bought, traded or transferred. Imagine a person going to the bank and depositing money into their love account? What a silly idea, although some have tried to buy love with their wealth. Many of us have known those who will try to influence us with their money. How sad, for those who think they have nothing else to give!

Love is one of the most basic emotions, as I remember seeing a baby smiling up at her father today at prayer meeting. We need to "Keep" our hearts with all diligence, as Proverbs 4:23 tells us. The word keep here in the hebrew means -"above all keeping." It is more important than most other things, because out of it flow the issues of life, or wellsprings as one translation puts it. People can do a lot of strange things when they are "in love", and regret those actions later on. We are taught by Holy scripture to watch where our affections go toward. It reminds me of the fairy shooting arrows at people and then they are "in love."

Love isn't something that comes upon us as an emotion that is here in a flash and gone tomorrow. Love is steadfast, enduring, committed, and deep. It doesn't wear off, or disappear. As we look towards God we see love in its most purest form, and it is almost too much for us to look upon! He is radiant, beyond anything that we will ever see or know. More real than the hottest fire on earth, more glorious than any of earth's great wonders. Our words are limited to describe who He is in all of His splendor!

Did you ever hear this song: Can you see the mountains tremble, Can you hear the oceans roar, When the people rose to sing of Jesus Christ the risen one. Verse 2- Did you feel the people tremble? Did you hear the singers roar? When the lost began to sing of Jesus Christ the Saving One  And we can see that,  God,  You're moving A mighty river through the nations And young and old will turn to Jesus  Prepare the way of the risen Lord!     Open up the doors and let the music play  Let the streets resound with singing  Songs that bring Your hope  Songs that bring your joy  Dancers who dance upon injustice.  I won't type any more of it but , if you can look it up on google and listen, you may" love" it, as much as I do!  The name is "Did you feel the Mountains Tremble" sung by many different artists, but I like the way Matt Redman does this.

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