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 32:6-7 “Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.”
This is a pearl of warning. It’s as if God is telling us to climb aboard while we can. Judgment is coming, like the flood of Noah’s day. God had offered a means of escape in an ark of his own design, but most paid no mind. They drowned. Only Noah and his believing family found refuge and deliverance in that ark.
God promised never to flood the earth like that again. But he is coming to judge the living and the dead. As before, he has promised to be a hiding place for the godly, those who believe him.
So where are we? Where do we stand? You? Me? Is there any good reason not to believe what God has said?
God, my Father, I believe! Surround me with songs of deliverance. Make me like your servant Noah, unafraid and unashamed to proclaim the truth of your return.
Look up: Genesis 6; 8:21-22; Deuteronomy 4:29; Psalm 46:1-3; Romans 2:5-10; Revelation 6:17; 11:18; 16:1; 19:15; 20:11-15; Romans 1:16; 2 Peter 3:9-10, Romans 10:14-15