THEME: BANNER OF LOVE
Song of Solomon 2:4 NKJV
“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.”
-A banner is a piece of cloth bearing a name, slogan, or goal associated with a particular group or ideology. It can be used for campaigns, advertisement, sensitization. It can be a flag or emblem used for a specific purpose. King Solomon reveals that a banner of love is over him. A banner that bears the writings love. A message of God’s love for him, extending to his beautiful bride. Christ who is the Bridegroom of the church has brought us to His banqueting table, where we partake of His last supper in remembrance of Him. God has chosen us to be partakers of Him in His banquet, for He is the bread of life. God reminds us of His eternal love for us. The love that He has shown us by dying on the cross for the remission of our sins. Through the blood of Jesus we are preserved and find peace. This is exemplified in Exodus 12:22-23 where the Lord commanded the Israelites to slaughter a lamp and smear the blood on the door posts and lintels, so that when the destroyer would come during the Passover, the Lord would preserve His people. The blood of Jesus speaks for us. It speaks better things than that of Abel and we rest secure in Him. He protects us and the banner of His love is over us, evidence by His protection, preservation and salvation. The Lord has placed a mark on our foreheads, and we are persevered from eternal condemnation.
Lord we thank You for Your goodness, mercy and love. Lord You are Mighty and Righteous. You are Great and greatly to be praised. You are the Banner over us Jesus Christ. Thank You for Your sacrifice on the cross for us Your children. Thank You for Your blood that speaks better things than that of Abel. You are our Savior and our Shield. Thank You for protecting us from the destroyer, who comes to kill, steal and destroy. May You forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood dear Jesus. Thank You for You are our Bread of Life, may You give us the grace to always partake of You and find life everlasting. Life that does not fade away but lives on testifying of Your goodness. May You guide us throughout the week and grant us Your favor and grace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen
Further reading: Psalm 36:7, Ezekiel 9:4-5