12) His eyes are like doves by the rivers of water, washed with milk and fitly set.
When you look in the eyes of the one you love, what do you see? For the bride of Christ, when she looks into the eyes of her Bridegroom she sees complete acceptance. He knows everything about her, including her weaknesses and failures, and He still loves her unconditionally. What He sees most is the "Yes!" in her spirit, the cry deep within her heart to obey Him because she loves Him. That is beautiful to Him.
In Song of Solomon verses 1:15 and 4:1, the Bridegroom declares His bride has dove's eyes, indicating her loyalty. And now she declares the same about Him, seeing His loyalty to the Father and then to her. What a beautiful picture! His love and dedication to her has been imparted in a very real way.
His eyes of discernment are pure and clean, and He interprets how He sees her through the cleanness of His heart. Listen, this is key! In His study on Song of Solomon, Mike Bickle says "A judge may know all the facts about a case, but if he has an unclean heart, he will misinterpret the information." Selah....
Have you ever been misjudged or misunderstood by something you said or did? I'm sure we all have, but not so with Him. Knowing His eyes see perfectly and clearly can be a great source of comfort to us in times of trial and tribulation. We can be sure He has not misread our motives and intentions, and will vindicate us to the utmost if need be. So look deep into His eyes, and see what He sees. It's the truth, you know. You've heard the saying "Your eyes are the window to your soul (your mind, will and emotions). But we can take it a step further where our Bridegroom is concerned, and say "His eyes are the window to our soul and spirit!"
Pray with me, "Lord, help me to see myself as You see me. Let everything I say and do be from the reality of how you see me. And help me to see others with your eyes of purity. In Jesus' name...amen."