OH HOW I LOVE JESUS!
Once again He whispers my name.
My Romantic King keeps wooing me!
Do you hear Him? He is wooing you too!
"Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear, forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him."
ISN'T HE THE SWEETEST!?!?!
Do you see the 5 things God is asking you to do?
1.) HEARKEN- to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience):-x attentively, call(gather) together,x carefully listen; obey
2.) CONSIDER- to see; advise self, appear, approve, discern, (make to) enjoy, have experience, gaze, take heed
3.) INCLINE your ear- to stretch or spread out; to bend away, deliver, extend, go down, outstretch
4.) FORGET- to mislay; i.e. to be oblivious of; from want of memory or attention
1. Listen! He is calling you!
2. Choose to gaze upon His Word (the Bible) in His presence and choose Him!
3. Stretch out and extend your ear and listen what He's telling you. Listen carefully and obey!
4. Forget about the world around you... don't try to please everyone around you, please HIM with giving HIm your all, He greatly desires your beauty!!!!!!
Isn't that intresting? God of the universe desires YOU!
- to wish for: long
- beauty (It comes from another word which means "to be bright, i.e. beautiful")
Is it my own beauty and brightness God desires.....?
NO WAY HOSEA!!!! NO ONE is beautiful enough to stand in the presence of the Holy of Holies!
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away." Isaiah 64:6
But Jesus, the Perfect High Priest, Sinless One gave us HIS righteousness and beauty!
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:5-7
"For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God FOR US...." Hebrews 9:24
"And be FOUND IN HIM, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith; That I may KNOW HIM..." Philippians 3:9-10a
This sounds pretty intimate if you ask me!
Remember, the Bible was written when they didn't have "presidents", they had kings.
The only way a person could enter the "king's court" was if you were invited.
The King is inviting you!