Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”
Psalm 7:3-5 “O Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe—then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. Selah.”
Wow! If everyone had this kind of attitude, the world would be a kinder, gentler, (and less-populous) place—after awhile. This pearl presents another way of looking at the golden rule.
- if I have said unkind things about someone else,
- if I have coveted my friend’s diamond ring, or house, or spouse,
- if I have abused my privileges at work, home, or church,
- if I have been an ornery neighbor,
- if I have hated anyone,
then let them do so to me and more. For I will have it coming.
Look up: Exodus 20:1-17; Matthew 7:12; 22:37-40; John 13:34; Ephesians 4:32