THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
"My sole possession is Thy love;
In earth beneath, or heaven above,
I have no other store;
And though with fervent suit I pray,
And importune Thee day by day,
I ask Thee nothing more. "
(Translations from the French
of Madame de la Mothe Guion
William Cowper )
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Throughout the centuries Christians have applied this title to Jesus.
It is one of the most fitting portraits of our Savior.
Applying the husband/wife motif, the Song of Solomon extols Christ as the bridegroom of the church -
"my Beloved" (Song of Solomon 2:8).
He is also referred to as "the chiefest among ten thousand" (Song of Solomon 5:10).
Jesus has shed His own blood for my atonement.
He laid in the tomb for my appeasement before God.
He arose from the grave for my justification.
When I surrendered to Him, He "accepted" me “in the Beloved” (His own person).
He sealed me in His Spirit for my keeping.
He ascended to heaven signifying my eternal redemption.
And, He is returning soon to complete that which He began in my soul!
I will claim Him as "my Beloved!"
I will sing of His wondrous grace!
I will magnify His Name above all names!
I will teach of His glorious salvation offered to all mankind!
I will LIVE “To the praise of the glory of His grace!”
And "NOTHING can separate" me "from the love of Christ!”
Not "tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?!"
Is Jesus your "Beloved?"