You're His Favorite!

Song of  Solomon 1:1 THE SONG of songs [the most excellent of them all] which is Solomon’s. (AMP)

We are told in scripture that Solomon (the wisest man who ever lived) originated 3000 proverbs and 1005 songs (Kings 4:32).  Out of all of his songs, this one is said to be “the most excellent of them all.” Have you ever wondered what makes this one the winner? 

I’ll never forget the day a young man with a thick English accent spoke at our church and passionately claimed about his relationship with God, “I’m His favorite!” At first, I thought, “That’s crazy, how can you say that? He likes you better than all the rest of us?!!” But as his message sunk in, I realized he was right…  that’s how each one of us is meant to feel. There is NO ONE like you, and YOU are God’s favorite! He’s really excited about the ‘you’ He created.

Scripture also tells us that Solomon had MANY wives (700 wives and 300 concubines! – I Kings 11:3). I find it fascinating that out of all his wives, this ‘song’ is to ONE of them… apparently, his FAVORITE! I believe that is why this song is called the most excellent of them all.

Song of Songs 1: 9 O my love [he said as he saw her], you remind me of my [favorite] mare in the chariot spans of Pharaoh. (Out of 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots – I Kings 4:26)

Song of Songs 2: 2 But Solomon replied, Like the lily among thorns, so are you, my love, among the daughters.

Then, on top of that, this book of the Bible is believed by all to be about the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Bride – The Church. Think about it… God’s own expression of love for His Bride, which you are part of (if you love Him) is written to ONE among the many who make up ALL who are part of that Bride… YOU. 

As I’ve grown in my personal relationship with Him, I have come to accept this fact as true… as this most Beloved ONE to Solomon, among all his wives… so am I (!!!) to God’s heart. It’s hard to believe, but the more I do, the more personal The Song of Songs becomes. It is written to His Bride – but it is written, especially, to ‘ME.’ 

I’m inviting YOU to come on a journey with me in the days ahead, and discover what it means for YOUR LIFE that…

Isaiah 54:5 Your Maker is your Husband!

 

Prayer:

Today, Jesus, I dare to receive what you say about me…. 
You, The King of The Universe, are my own Husband,
and I am Your Beloved.

Today, I dare to believe…
I am Your favorite!

Why, Jesus? 
What do you love so about ME?
Please reveal Your love to me in fresh ways.

Give to me what you gave to Solomon…
Listening ears and a hearing heart” (I Kings 3: 9)
so I can begin to comprehend Your love 
for even ME.

Amen.