Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of July

Jul 10, 2018 by

Verses:

S. S. 6:13 “Return, return, O Shulammite; return, return, that we may gaze at you. Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, as upon the dance of two camps?”

 

Excerpts:

Shulammite is like two camps, or armies, in the eyes of God, dancing in celebration of their victory. After [Jacob] saw the [angels] of God, he divided his wives, children, and the rest of his possessions into two groups, or “two armies.” [The] spiritual significance [of] these two groups [is] that we are more than conquerors. It also signifies a strong testimony. God does not want “giants.” He wants only the feeble ones, the weaker ones, the women and children. They can become His armies because the fighting is not in their hands but in His hands. He needs a people who are one with Him, a people who are submissive to Him.

 

We should not trust in ourselves. The apostle Paul himself says that he was less than the least among the saints. In Romans 9:16 Paul says, “It is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy.” We may think that we can run, but we cannot. It is Christ who can run.

 

All who are strong in themselves will be disqualified. The weaker ones who depend on the Lord will be counted worthy to be the overcomers. In Revelation 3:8 the Lord said that those in Philadelphia had “a little power.” Remember that these two armies were composed of Jacob’s wives and children. Eventually, none of them fought against Esau. It was God who fought Esau by changing his attitude. (Crystallization-study of Song of Songs, ch. 12)

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