September 7

Song of Solomon 5:1-8:14; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15; Psalm 51:1-19; Proverbs 22:24-25

The love between a man and a woman is powerful. We have heard it said that there is a thin line between love and hate! The advice from the young woman is, “Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.” 

She had experienced the real love of a man and she knew it was a priceless commodity that should not be undervalued. Love is not a word we hear much about today. People speak more of Twerking and lust than real love. It’s probably because real love transcends the physical. It is a deep and abiding commitment to a person through the ups and downs of life. 

Real love is so valuable that it cannot be purchased. “If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.” Love is so powerful that oceans cannot quench it. Don’t settle for lust or the world’s definition of love. God is cultivating the heart of someone right now, to love you the way you deserve. Don’t settle for cheap love that lasts for a night. Wait for real love that lasts a lifetime. 

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 1:1-2:22; 2 Corinthians 10:1-18; Psalm 52:1-9; Proverbs 22:26-27

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