Prayer Focus: Gabon

Bible Reading: Song of Solomon 5:2-8:14; Psalm 45

The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city.
They beat me, they bruised me: they took away my cloak,
those watchmen of the walls! –   Song of Solomon 5:7

Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice;  let your right hand achieve awesome deeds. Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;  let the nations fall beneath your feet.Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.  You love righteousness and hate wickedness;  therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.  All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;  – Psalm 45 3-8

Observation –  What we have here is the depiction of the end of the end.  In Song of Solomon is an admonition that we should not be lazy in our duty to be ready for the Lord.  This is much like the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Mat 25 where the Bridegroom was long in coming and the virgins fell asleep.  When he did come some were low on oil and had to go to buy more oil for their lamps.  While they were gone, the bridegroom came and the wise went in with him to the wedding banquet.  When the ones that went to buy oil returned, the door was closed and they were turned away.

In Psalm 45, we see a depiction of the majesty of Christ during the end times when every knee will bow and every tongue confess…

Application –   Let us be as the wise virgins and continue to work and look for the Lord’s coming.  Truely no man will know the day or hour in which the Lord returns.  Be at the work of the Kingdom and living in the will of the Lord daily.  Let us be ready to go into

Prayer – Lord help us to be ready, help us to not slumber, help us to be about your work.  Thank you for your righteousness and your promise that you will return and your church will be your beloved bride.