Posts Tagged ‘Song 1:4’

Keep Reaching

September 10, 2011

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water. .. –Ps 63:1

Beloved, I know you are thirsty
I know your soul longs for Me
I AM the living God
Living water for Your soul.
 ……………………………-Jn 4:10;Rev 7:17

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
so my soul pants for You, O God. ……………………. -Ps 42:1

Do not give up!
Do not be afraid to keep reaching out
Keep reaching out for the living water
Pant, run hard after Me ………………………………….. 
-Ps 63:8
Reach out with determination …………………………. 
-Song 1:4
As if reaching to touch My garment’s hem ………… 
-Mt 9:20
I will flood your dry ground. ……………………………. 
-Isa 44:3

Rejoice and be glad
For nothing, no one can stop this flood.

Rejoice and blossom as the rose
Blossom profusely because you did not give up
The glory of the Lord revealed ……………………….. -Isa 35:1-2
You will say to all who are thirsty
“Come!” ……………………………………………………….
-Rev 22:17
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters.” .. 
-Isa 55:1
“Drink!”
“Delight!” ………………………………………………………
-Ps 36:8-9

Longing Hearts

August 12, 2011

The Lord longs to be gracious to you
Therefore, He rises up in compassion
That He may have mercy on you and
Show His loving-kindness to you.

Because of this you are not consumed
His tender compassions fail not
The steadfast love of the LORD Jesus Christ
Never comes to an end!
New every morning
Great is His faithfulness!

The LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait[expect, long for] for Him in faith!

Isaiah 30:18 AMP … And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up{rises up}, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

Lamentations 3:21-23 AMP … But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: 22It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
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I AM
longing
…longing

For My beloved.

The apple of My eye
My heart’s desire
My exceeding joy.

For the one whose heart cries

I am my beloved’s, and His desire is for me. -Song 7:10
Draw me, draw me away! -Song 1:4

For the heart that pants
And follows hard after Me.
-Ps 42:1;Ps 63:8
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Don’t be afraid beloved, for I call you by name
I AM your protector
You are mine
The apple of My eye -Ps 17:8
Never will I leave or forsake you
For you, My beloved,
Trust and fully rely on Me!
-Isa 43:1;Ps 91:14-16

Word Study

From NetBible Song 7:10

  • desire[08669] = longing, craving between lover’s
    *from 07783 in the original sense of stretching out running after

From NetBible Song 1:4

  • Draw me[04900] = drag, seize, pull, lead
  • run after[07323],[0310] = eagerly chase hurry follow behind

From NetBible Psalm 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = clings, cleaves,
    … to catch by pursuit
    … to pursue with enough determination to overtake
  • Your right hand upholds[08551] = supports me, secures me

Everlasting King Eternal

March 22, 2011

From everlasting to everlasting You are God -Ps 90:1-2
You reign King eternal above all -1 Tim 1:17
You are my strong tower
My strong tower I run into and am safe. -Prov 18:10

From everlasting to everlasting I am loved
Continually I am drawn in mercy -Jer 31:3
By my everlasting God.

No tongue can bid me to depart -Isa 54:17
For I am hid in Christ my Savior -Col 3:1-3
My King eternal
My everlasting God.

Question: Why run?

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. Rightly do they love you.” -Song 1:4

My soul follows hard after You; Your right hand upholds me. -Ps 63:8

But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. -Heb 11:6

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. -Ps 9:10

Those with faith know His name and trust Him –> so they run after, follow hard after, diligently seek Him because they love Him.

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 90:1, Ps 71:3

  • dwelling place[04583] = habitation, refuge,
    a place to be covered, concealed & safe

From From NetBible Prov 18:10

  • *The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection*safe- Heb “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

    safe[07682] = to be set on high, inaccessibly high, out of reach

From NetBible Jer 31:3; Song 1:4

  • Draw 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.

    draw[04900] = to attract, lead along(and lift out)

From NetBible Psa 63:8

  • follows hard[01692] = pursue to catch or overtake with determination
    to cling, cleave or be joined

From NetBible Heb 11:6

  • diligently seek[1567] = to strive after, to crave

From NetBible Psa 9:10

  • “To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him. See Ps 91:14, where “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.

Unless the Father Draws

September 10, 2010

John 6:44 AMP No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me, and [then] I will raise him up [from the dead] at the last day.

I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness{unfailing, faithful love}. -Jer 31:3

I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them. -Hos 11:4

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

John 12:32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.

From Netbible John 6:44; 12:32
draw: helkuo[1670]
to impel by a powerful impulse
The term here expresses the supernatural love of God of Christ which goes out to all(12:32) – but without which no one can come(6:44). The apparent contradiction shows that both the election and universality of grace must be taken seriously; the compulsion is not automatic.
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Related:
Heart Cry {Draw Me Away}
Longing Hearts
A Longing Heart Cry; An Answer{In My Eyes}
Fragrant Heart