Reading: “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—For your love is better than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:2

In the opening verses of the Song of Solomon the paradox of an unfulfilled fullness or an unsatisfied satisfaction first appears. She has his love and he has hers (2:16). Her love, like all true love, however, is never satisfied and she always needs confirmation. Notice the list of desires in the first few verses of chapter one; “Kiss me” (2), “draw me” (4), “tell me” (7) and in verse six “do not condemn my appearance.”

Like the Shulamite, every believer has this insatiable desire for the One whom our souls love, so that while we have Christ and are satisfied with Him yet we are never satisfied with all that we have of Him. There is so much more of Him that we need and we desire. We must know more of him (Philippians 3:10), follow him (Mark 4:19) and grow in Him (2 Peter 3:18), and of course, enjoy the communion of His Spirit (1 John 1:4). I am satisfied with Christ, but I will never be satisfied with what I have of Him.