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Genesis 30:8, 23 & 24. The Wrestle that counts! [Thursday 4th. March 2010.]

Wednesday 7th. April 2010

Song of Songs 2:3

I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song 2:3 (KJV)


For your wonderful mercy causing me to sit down under your shadow with great delight. Thank you for all your love and grace that lifts us up in spite of our neediness to see your glory with great delight as Peter did and be transformed into your image from one degree of glory to another.

There are some beautiful encouragements here:

¶ 1. What a need there is to sit still and not rush through the "shadow"; we don't cool down much if we rush through the "shadow" of the Lord. The heat of these days is indeed severe from which we must find relief under his shadow or we burn out! Watchman Nee's book "Sit walk stand" is an excellent revelation on this matter and need to "sit at Jesus feet" as Mary did, which the Lord commended her with the words that she had chosen the better part; Martha was busy serving and our serving can be depleted of "delight" if we don't experience the blessing of spending time under his shadow.

¶ 2. This shadow is all encompassing: it holds the delight of forgiveness, refreshment, the sheer joy of beholding his loveliness and greatness that is indeed a great mountain that will fill the whole earth one day. Peter would have been much overheated with discouragement when he was taken by the Lord to sit under his great shadow on the mount of transfiguration because the Lord had just said to him six  days earlier to ... Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Matt 16:23 (KJV)

But on this mountain of the Lord's great grace, what lifting up Peter experienced! What special love and "shade" covered his sad experience of the Lord's rebuke; what a "great delight" that he was chosen with James and John to witness and share in such a special revelation of the Lord.

¶ 3. "and his fruit was sweet to my taste."

This is where the sweetness comes from - How great was the shadow of the Lord's mercy over David and his sin; with what joy he declares... 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Psalms 40:2-4 (KJV)

With this sweetness found under the Lord's shadow David became affectionately known as the "sweet Psalmist" - Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

2 Sam 23:1 (KJV)

James said that Christians should be sweet fountains - Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

James 3:11 (KJV)

Jesus loves you.

God Bless