As the Deer

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth — For your love is better than wine. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you. Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. The upright love you.”–Song 1:2-4 


*The verb (mashakh, “draw”) is a figurative expression 
(hypocatastasis) which draws an implied comparison between the physical acting of leading a person with the romantic action of leading a person in love. Elsewhere it is used figuratively of a master gently leading an animal with leather cords (Hos 11:4) and of a military victor leading his captives (Jer 31:3). The point of comparison might be that the woman wants to be the willing captive of the love of her beloved, that is, a willing prisoner of his love.

The heart cry of an awakened heart desparately longing to be drawn away by her beloved in His cords of love. 

[Joyfully the radiant bride turned to him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices! –Song 8:14 AMP 


Establish your hearts on the Rock –Ja 5:8
For the coming of the Lord draws nigh. 
Surrender in complete abandonment 
Fervently sing in the shadow of His wings 
Rejoice and be glad 
Set the Lord always before
Follow hard
Upheld in His presence taste fullness of joy
Drink deeply of His love
Let Him flood your dry ground –Ps 44:3
The path of life made known
At His right hand are pleasures forevermore. –Ps 16:11


My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Better is one day in your courts than 1000 elsewhere! –Ps 84:2,10 

As the deer pants for the streams of living water
So my soul pants for you, O God. –Ps 42:1

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast.
I will sing and make melody.
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. –Ps 57:7-8

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One Response to “As the Deer”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    This lingers strongly; take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices! –Song 8:14
    For two reasons, it explains why we long for “home” and that His Presence IS Home!

    Come away my beloved learn of me, for my way is easy and burden light.
    Surrender to my ways; they are not yours … come away and learn of me.
    Come apart and learn from me…and know me.

    As I was typing this is what struck me: “apart” … if we come “apart” like set apart and let Him put us back together we will be different as well as set apart for His service.

    Mary Karol

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