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 20:1-3 “May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from
The Lord hears us in the day of our trouble. He defends us, sends help and strengthens us. Even his name is a protection for us . . . “the name of the God of Jacob protect you.”
Like Jacob, many of us have wrestled with God. Like Jacob, we have come to know his power, indelibly marked in our lives. He has changed our names and we have learned to call on his.
As we cry out for help in our distresses, we remind him of the sacrifice the Godhead made on our behalf. We claim the name and blood of Christ . . . and that’s the key. The door opens, the armies of heaven are dispatched. We are saved. Alleluia! The LORD our God reigns! Blessed be the name of the LORD!
Look up; Genesis 32:22-32; Psalm 46:1; Psalm 84:11-12; Romans 8:31-32; Hebrews 4:16; 6:10