"I have come into My garden... I have gathered My myrhh with My spice" (Song of Solomon 5:1)
Come to the Fountain and Drink Living Water
A servant of God does not live to please self but to please only God, as Jesus Christ did (Rom. 15:1-3; Phil. 2:7-8; Matt. 20:26-28). A servant of God is one who serves others in need, for God, and in so doing, imitates God daily (Matt. 19:21; Col. 3:17; 1 John 3:17-18; Luke 6:36; Eph. 5:1).
God is glorified by good works done for His glory. This is how you let your light shine (Matt. 5:16). People notice you because you are so peculiar and unusual (Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:12)!
A servant of God does not serve the flesh (Rom. 6:4-13). God’s servant lives to the Spirit daily and thus puts the evil desires of the flesh to death (Gal. 5:16, 19-21; 1 Peter 3:18; Rom. 8:12-14). God is the Spirit, and constantly living to please God by serving others is how you worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).
A true servant of God visits people in hospitals and gives clothing to those he knows need it. He is always ready to help those who are needy. He helps those who need food by providing what they need (Eph. 4:28). If anyone needs lodging, God’s servant takes care of the need (Matt. 25:33-40). God’s servant has a humble attitude when serving these people, as Abraham and Lot did (Gen. 17:3; 18:2). A servant of God lifts people’s spirits with his words of love, hope and joy (Heb. 10:24; 1 Thess. 5:11; Eph. 4:29). A servant of God spreads good will with his words.
A servant of God does all his good works in the name of Jesus Christ, as he has been commanded to do by Jesus Christ (Col. 3:17). A servant of God keeps God’s word by practicing righteousness (1 John 3:7; 2:29). This is how he practices his faith, and it works because it is a faith of works (James 2:14-26). The person who does not practice righteousness daily is not a servant of God (Rom. 10:5-6, 10; 1 John 3:10). Are you a servant of God as defined by God’s word? Will you become one?
We are each a special flower in His garden of delights.
Each of us are special and have a special fragrance that radiates out.
He has designed each of us in His own special way.
He delights in each one of us and would pick anyone of us to be his own.
We are His special garden of delights
Intimacy With Jesus
"For many are called, but few are chosen." Matt 22:14.
There are two groups in the Song of Solomon who are interested in the Bridegroom; the Bride, and the Daughters of Jerusalem. Both are "called," but only the Bride is "chosen" as there is a noticeable difference in their comments about the one to whom they relate.
The Bride is seen as being intensely in love, and she gave an intimate description of the one she loves. She has a single eye, and seeks only the Bridegroom.
"His mouth is most sweet: yea, He is altogether lovely. This is my
beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." SS 5:16.
The daughters of Jerusalem had been given the same opportunity to respond.
"I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my
beloved, that you tell Him, that I am sick of love." SS 5:8.
There is a difference between being in love, and just loving someone. The Bride prefers a honeymoon relationship, as she longs to be with the Bridegroom. However, when questioned, the Daughters said,
"What is your beloved more than another beloved,
that you so charge us?" SS 5:9b.
They prefer a casual friendship, and considered the Lord to be merely "another beloved." These daughters are seeking many things, and therefore, they have no desire to be with the Lord. They do not have a "single eye" - "what is He more than another."
The Bride, therefore, was chosen, because she seeks an intimate relationship with her love, and desires to be alone with Him - "tell Him that I am sick of (deeply in) love."
"Who is this that comes up from the wilderness,
leaning upon her beloved?" SS 8:5.
For us to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, we must be willing to spend much time alone with Him, and find satisfaction in being in His presence. The daughters of Jerusalem are satisfied with a religious service "about" the Lord, and with all the "things" that He can provide for them, rather than seeking an intimate relationship with the Lord.
Unfortunately, today, all too many "Christians" can be compared to the Daughters of Jerusalem, rather than to the Bride.
For those of us who truly seek the Lord Himself, it is satisfying to know that when we rest in His presence, and commune with Him, we are among the chosen.