I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
-- Martin Luther
ain't that the truth.
Lilac Wineparallel that to:
(words and music by James Shelton)
I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see...
And be what I want to be
When I think more than I want to think
Do things I never should do
I drink much more that I ought to drink
Because I brings me back you...
Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love
Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
Isn't that He coming to me nearly here?
Lilac wine is sweet and heady where's my love?
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, where's my love?
Listen to me, why is everything so hazy?
Isn't that He, or am I just going crazy, dear?
Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love...
SoS 5: 1 "I have come to My garden, My sister, My spouse; I have gathered My myrrh with My spice: I have eaten My honeycomb with My honey; I have drunk My wine with My milk... Eat, o friends... Drink, yes, drink deeply, o beloved ones."lilac wine.... His presence, His love.... is sweet and heady....
7:9 ... the wine goes down smoothly for my Beloved... i am my Beloved's, and His desire is toward me.
8:5 ...I awakened you under the apple tree...
5:2 i sleep, but my heart is awake; it is the Voice of my Beloved! He knocks, saying, "open for Me, My sister, My love, My dove, My perfect one; for My head is covered with dew, My locks with the drops of the night."
5:6 i opened for my Beloved, but my Beloved had turned away and was gone. my heart leaped up when He spoke. i sought Him, but i could not find Him; i called Him but He gave me no answer....
3:2 "i will rise now, ' i said, " and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares i will seek the One i love."...
8: i charge you, o daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my Beloved, that you tell Him that i am lovesick!
1:2 let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth - for Your love is better than wine....
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (nkjv)
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."
This transformation is here pressed as a duty; not that we can work such a change ourselves: we could as soon make a new world as make a new heart by any power of our own; it is God’s work, Eze. 11:19; 36:26, 27. But be you transformed, that is, "use the means which God hath appointed and ordained for it.’’ It is God that turns us, and then we are turned; but we must frame our doings to turn, Hos. 5:4.i love that last bit: "It is God that turns us, and then we are turned; but we must frame our doings to turn." ...it reflects the interplay between God's sovereignty and our actions. i looked up the verse in Hosea, too:
"They do not direct their deeds Toward turning to their God, For the spirit of harlotry is in their midst, And they do not know the Lord."He doesn't charge that they didn't TURN, but instead charges that they did not direct their actions TOWARD turning... ie. 'framing their doings to turn', as matthew henry said.