It is with deep emotion that Solomon speaks here of the excellency of Christ. It is as though he has considered every possible description and heaped together all the possible superlatives and concluded that “He is altogether lovely“! When trying to describe His loveliness three words have been used:
He is exclusively lovely. He is one of a kind. None other is so lovely as He. None can compare to Him. Those who claim that one religion is just as good as another don’t know Jesus!
He is exhaustively lovely. None other is so lovely as He. If you gathered together all the finest qualities in the greatest men who ever lived and put them into one man he would still come short of the beauty seen in Christ. There is no part of Him that isn’t lovely. While some folks excel in certain areas but fail in others, Christ excels to the highest degree in every area.
He is exquisitely lovely. He doesn’t just excel in that He surpasses others, everything about Christ is lovely to the greatest extent. He is perfect in every way. Everything about His person and work is perfect. It is impossible to overestimate His perfection and worth. Neither tongue nor pen can capture His excellence.
Considering His loveliness, how can we not be constantly “Looking unto Jesus” (Heb. 12:2)? It is with great delight that we “Consider Him” ( Heb. 12:3). And the is the secret to success for every Christian. It is no wonder that the song writer said, “He is so precious to me”. Indeed He is. So much so that we rejoice in Him, rely upon Him, rest in Him, reflect Him, and relay what we know about Him to others. Yet in spite of all this, if the truth was known the average church member fails to spend ten minutes a day meditating on Him. It is no wonder that they are bored, miserable, discontent, and easily overcome by temptation. Rather than complaining about the unpleasant things in life, set your focus on Jesus. He is “Altogether lovely” In Him we always have a reason to rejoice.—HDS