By R.C. Chapman
“His left hand is under my head, and His right hand embraces me.” (Song of Solomon 2:6)
Tenderly, my Lord, is how You deal with me; in love You cherish me, even as a man loves and cherishes his own body; for in reality Your church and Yourself are not two, but one Spirit. Yes, You account me as of your flesh and of Your bones.
By the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, I am joined to my Lord; and sweet and melting are my thoughts of Your Holy Spirit’s love, as You reveal Yourself to me, You, the Son of the Living God, embracing me in Your everlasting arms.
And as I ponder Your majesty and Your glory, You strengthen my heart, showing me that You are the mighty God. My Maker is my Husband; Jehovah Jesus is His name. Be glad then, O my soul, and rejoice with holy triumph, because of Your Husband’s arm of power embracing and defending you!
Who will separate you from the love of Christ? He is Jehovah, the Son of God, the brightness of the Father’s glory, and the express image of His person, Your Lord and Your God. He has all things under His feet. He finished His work in His own blood on the tree, ascended up on high, and led captivity captive, having slain the enmity of the law, and blotted out the handwriting that was against me, nailing it to His cross. And how, my soul, will the cancelled bond be enforced? A bare word of my Lord scatters and confounds all enemies; and my enemies are all Yours, O my Savior.
Be strong then, my soul, in the Lord, and in the power of His might, and be melted, my heart, because of His kindness, which knows no change. He lays His left hand under my head-His left hand of gentleness and consolation; He makes me safe in His power, and gives me rest in the bosom of His love.
I charge you, O my soul, behave yourself as being worthy as the Bride, the Lamb’s wife. Yield yourself to Him, for your are His, and He calls you Hephzibah, for His delight is in you. Reverence and love Him; yes, be swallowed up in Him, for He bought you with His blood. Let no idol have part in you with Him.
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