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Song of Solomon 7:12-13: … There I will give you my love. The mandrakes give off a fragrance, and at our gates are pleasant fruits, all manner, new and old, which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
There I will give you my love.
Jesus always gives, He never takes. This is real intimacy: it’s born in the inner woman, the hidden place of your heart- and it will freely flow out for all to see, hear, taste, feel, and smell!
This is the place a gentle and quiet spirit is born, the incorruptible beauty which is precious to our Jesus (1 Peter 3:4).
He brought you to this moment in time to bless you with His love.
§ That is true if you are going through a divorce
§ Its true if you just lost your job
§ Its true if you are struggling with barrenness…
§ He allured you to the wilderness to speak tenderly to you
Hosea 2:14-15: Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her. I will give her her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
The mandrakes give off a fragrance, and at our gates are pleasant fruits, all manner, new and old, which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
Mandrake signify love-flowers or lovely ones, or love-fruits; it was something that was in all respects very grateful.
Your life should have stored up and ready to be meted out pleasant fruits. This is our reasonable service to Him whom our soul loves.
All manner, new and old means grace for all occasions: a well stocked soul, ready in season and out to give an answer that has been thoughtfully seasoned with grace for the hope which lies within us. We must be like the good householder, who has in his treasury not only the products of this year but the remainders of last year also.
Matthew 13:52: Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.
Do not be content with your former good works! Strive to daily store up more treasures in heaven where moth and rust cannot corrupt and nothing can be stolen…send it on…earn rewards now while there is still daylight.