Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A String of Selah Pearls

Dear Friends,

Awhile back I spent concentrated time studying the Psalms. Over the next few weeks, I'd like to share with you some of my discoveries. May you be blessed, as I was . . . .


Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH. Most scholars believe SELAH was a musical notation which in Hebrew might mean, "Pause . . . think on these things . . . meditate."

Every verse in the Bible is God-breathed and deserves prayerful consideration. But seventy-one times in the Book of Psalms we are instructed to pay particular attention. Why? It's a string of pearls!

Throughout the ages, pearls have been valued for their purity and perfection and are often worn on "state occasions." However, these seventy-one pearls are not reserved for ceremonial use. Though kept in the King's treasure chest, they are available, each and every day, for our personal blessing and pleasure.

I hope that you will pause, pick them up, study them one by one, and be blessed with personal reflections and responses of your own.


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