Pray that the young people would be brought fully into the church life and into the service of the church, learning to function and being built up with some companions (S. S. 1:7-8 and note 81; 2 Tim. 2:22; 1:6; Rom. 12:11).
S. S. 1:7-8—Tell me, you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture your flock? / Where do you make it lie down at noon? / For why should I be like one who is veiled / Beside the flocks of your companions? / If you yourself do not know, / You fairest among women, / Go forth on the footsteps of the flock, / And pasture your young goats / By the shepherds’ tents.
S. S. 1:81, Go—In her fellowship with her Beloved, the Beloved tells her to go forth from the place where she is kept away from the proper church life and to follow Him on the footsteps of the church (flock) and pasture her spiritual children (young goats) at the local churches (the shepherds’ tents), where He pastures His church…
2 Tim. 2:22—But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Tim. 1:6—For which cause I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Rom. 12:11—Do not be slothful in zeal, but be burning in spirit, serving the Lord.
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