Therefore, lo, I am enticing her, and have caused her to go to the wilderness, and I have spoken unto her heart, and given to her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for an opening of hope, And she hath responded there as in the days of her youth, and as in the day of her coming up out of the land of Egypt.
And it hath come to pass, in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah, Thou dost call Me — My husband, And dost not call Me any more — My lord. And I have turned aside the names of the lords from her mouth, And they are not remembered any more by their name.
Hosea 2:14-17 YLT
The bridegroom woos his beloved to restore her. He entices her to barrenness in order to restore her. He causes her to depart from all else, or order to free her.
Surely, in the valley of Achor, that is, the valley of trouble, He has created the doorway of hope, and in the place of destitution, He has ordained deliverance for the wayward wife.
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Your light, Oh, Lord, fills my soul. Your truth, permeates my being.
Lord, it is good to praise you, it is pleasant to meditate upon you.
My soul is consumed with longing for you. In the watches of the night, the day, I long for you. When can I go up to meditate upon you?
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
For Mary chose the one thing that was needful, simply to be at your feet. She filled her mind with your thoughts, her soul with your presence, and her life with your good things.
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His mouth is sweetness itself;
Song 5:16 (portion)
Oh, how I love His Word. His mouth is sweetness itself. There is nothing finer, nothing more pleasant, nothing more desirable, than His mouth. Taste and see that He is good.
If ever there was a question about God’s greatness, it is settled in this. You may talk about love, but He is it. You may talk about justice, but He is it. You may talk about joy, but He is the only source. You may talk about peace, but He is its prince. You may talk about patience, but who is more than He? You may talk about kindness, but show me another father willing to send all his prophets, and then, at the last, His son. You may talk about anything that it is to be human, and, you may see someone demonstrate some portion of it, or you may see idealized someone who is famed for it, but Jesus is it all.
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