Elul 5779 – Teshuval Day 3 (9/3/19)

Posted: September 3, 2019 in Song of Songs, Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
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Draw Me!

Shir Hashirim is the Hebrew name of the Song of Songs, aka Song of Solomon (Shlomo). It is the best of the best of all he wrote and according to I Kings 4:23, he wrote 3000 proverbs and 1005 songs.

He is most known for Solomon’s Temple which has 3 sections. The Outer Court, The Holy Place and the Holy of Holies.

  • Proverbs is likened to the Outer Court – everyone is comfortable there in the natural light
  • Ecclesiastes is likened to the Holy Place – you need more light to see and chew of the bread of the words
  • The Song of Songs is as the Holy of Holies where you are invited in, one at a time, on God’s fixed appointed time

The students of Watchman Nee kept his notes and put them into a book called the “The Song of Songs”. The students drew the differences of Ecclesiastes to Song of Songs

  • Ecclesiastes is an exposition of ‘vanity of vanities‘, whereas the Song of Solomon is the ‘song of songs
  • Ecclesiastes speaks of a life of wandering; whereas the Song speaks of rest from wandering
  • Ecclesiastes tells us that one cannot obtain satisfaction through knowledge alone;  Song tells us that man can reach satisfaction only through love
  • Ecclesiastes relates to the pursuit of all things under the sun; the Song specifically relates to the pursuit of things “in Christ”

All I can say is, when the Ruach HaChodesh, the Holy Spirit of God draws you into this holy book, your life will never be the same.

Until the summer of 2011 this was the most unused book of my Bible. Nothing was underlined, no notes added, pages still stuck together.  But, thanks be to God, the Holy Spirit drew me gently night by night into this book and I have never been the same. That book soon had notes, underlined, highlighted on every blank part of the pages. Once you have the revelation light turned on to the truths of how loved you are in this book, you are forever changed. It became very personal to me about how much Jesus loved me, how much beauty He saw in the Church.

BUT the next year I woke very early with the cry “Draw Me!”. We were coming into the summer of 2012 and again I am too busy, the little foxes have come in as the many distractions and obligations and my intimacy with by Beloved has been stolen again. It is my fault alone, the garden of my heart is my responsibility alone. Now my heart’s cry to Yeshua is “Draw me!” This became a cycle every year at this time to bring me back to the Song of Songs, the Holy of Holies of the Bible.

To get to the full meaning of the word you need to go to the original language source, in this case Hebrew. Draw is the Hebrew word mashak (Strongs H4900). It means to draw, to drag, to be drawn out or postponed or to seize.

The first time mashak is used is found in Genesis 37:28, “So when the Ishmaelites, who were Midianite traders, came by, Joseph’s brothers pulled him out (mashak) of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty piece of silver. And the traders took him to Egypt. ” (NLT)

What is my cry that morning and again now in 2019? “Jesus, Draw me! Please, lift me up from this pit of busyness and distractions I have dug again for myself. Draw me! I have lost hope and my faith is weak! Draw me! May all the walls I have built up for protection fall down flat. Those walls have closed off our intimacy! Draw me! I need You.”

That is where the true rest is found, only in Him. Is your cry today “Draw me?”

Selah, pause and think about it.

  1. carylkane says:

    Mary, Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! My heart’s cry is also…. “Draw Me”!

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