The Motives of The Heart-Part 2

Posted By on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Even though she had no special gifts or talents, the Lord saw the spiritual hunger and potential that was within her, and told her that she was as a lily among thorns. “Divine approbation,” or favor is now resting upon her.

She responded with an attempt to say something nice to Him.

“As the apple tree among the trees of wood, so is my Beloved among the sons….” Song of Solomon 2:3

He had said, “As the lily among thorns,” and she responded, “Lord, You are like an apple tree in the woods.” It was a poor comparison, but it was the best she could do. The Lord was pleased because she said it out of the sincerity of her heart, and He accepted it. Then she added, “I sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste.” She has come into a place of rest.

The Lord has met her and she is satisfied, even though He is only as a “shadow” to her. She can relate better to the blessings that the Lord has provided, than to Him as a person who is seeking her fellowship.

“…His fruit was sweet to my taste.” Song of Solomon 2:3

The fruit of the Spirit has begun to work into her life, and by tasting of His goodness, she has begun to seek the one who has blessed her so much.

“He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love.” Song of Solomon 2:4

We are both created and called to go beyond gifts and blessings, and enter into an active personal relationship with the Lord. Now that she is beginning to rest in His presence, the Lord will cause her to understand that He is much more than just a “feeling” or a “blessing;” but rather, He is a Person who desires to fellowship and commune with her.

“I charge you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that you stir not up, nor awake My love, till she please.” Song of Solomon 2:7 (New American Standard Bible)

The Lord is saying to all those around her, who are trying to “help” her, “Let her alone, until she becomes dissatisfied with her present experience. Only then will she begin to seek after Me for fellowship.”

“The voice of my Beloved! behold, He comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. My Beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, He stands behind our wall, He looks forth at the windows, showing Himself through the lattice.” Song of Solomon 2:8-9