Sam shares that we will only go as far with God as we go in experiencing His love. It starts with receiving His love as it says in 1 John 4:19 - We love because He first loved us. Learn to receive that love.
Last week we proclaimed that the human heart is made to passionately love God.
But after the Fall, the natural "default state" of the human heart is not love it is shame, fear, and hiding.
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
1 John 4:19
19 We love because he first loved us.
You will only go as far with God as you go in experiencing His love.
• If you experience his “Savior love for you”, then you will be drawn into the experience of a captive set free.
• If you go further and experience his “Father Love for you”, then you will be drawn into the experience of a blessed son/daughter.
• If though you go even further and experience his “passionate adoring bridegroom love” for you, then you will begin to be drawn into a the experienced of a passionate bride.
Song of Solomon 4:9-16
9 You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
10 How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!
11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
12 You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.
13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard,
14 nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.
15 You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.
16 Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits
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