Psalms 119: 105
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Seal of Fire
Read Song of Songs 1:1 through 8:14
Published: Apr 30, 2017
The Song of Songs is a lovely poetic portion of Scripture. The “he” and “she” speakers refer to a bridegroom and his bride. Besides the obvious connection with the passion of married love, the story holds a deeper truth about a divine Bridegroom and the Church.
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame (Song of Songs 8:6).
In biblical times, seals usually identified an object as being the property of the owner. In today’s passage, the seal is the bride herself. With passionate love she wishes to be near her bridegroom, sealed for all eternity.
As the bride of Christ, the Church should have the same longing for the Bridegroom: to be sealed upon His heart and protected by the arm of His power. The Bridegroom has also placed a seal of fire over our hearts. We can feel His fiery embrace in our souls—and we desire to return that love—with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Thought for Today: Love is deep commitment, but it is also burning passion.
Quicklook: Song of Songs 8:5–7
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