Give me more of Jesus

The lady and her friends have experienced the fragrances of the king, especially that connected to his name (Song. 1:3). Thinking in this way led the woman to ask for close contact with the king. His fragrances had caused encouragement in her heart to ask for more experiences from him (v. 4). She is marked by perseverance to get more of what he can give.

In this regard, she is a picture of one desiring to experience more intimate contact with the King who wants to give such blessings to her. She has become like Jacob on Mount Peniel, when in the middle of a mountaintop experience he wanted more and more from the Friend that was wrestling with him.  She is like Paul who wrote in Philippians 3:13-14: ‘Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.’

Yet her desires are not selfish and only concerned about what she might enjoy with the king. She urges her companions to run with her and get closer to the king for themselves. Her urging is a wonderful description of brotherly love, of exhorting one another to get closer and closer to Jesus. Were we doing this recently, and if we were, how close did we get? And if we have not reached that wonderful spiritual place, are we urging one another to keep going until we reach that location? Because it is there, and it is closer than we might imagine at present.

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