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August 24, 2011
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“Behold, you are handsome, my beloved!
Yes, pleasant!
Also our bed is green.
The beams of our houses are cedar,
And our rafters of fir.”
— Song of Songs 1:16-17

“Sustain me with cakes of raisins,
Refresh me with apples,
For I am lovesick.”
— Song of Songs 2:5-6

Fourth, she has experienced a transfer of authority. The authority over her has been shifted from herself to the Lord. She has consecrated herself to the Lord, and the Lord has been given the first place in her life.

Fifth, she has some experience of the divine life. She knows how rich and precious this life is, as indicated by the green couch and the evergreen with its fruit. She also realizes that the divine life must sustain and support her if she is to go on pursuing the Lord.

Adapted from The Journey of Life, pages 176.

Tomorrow: “Basic Lessons in Seeking the Lord (4)”

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