Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 57:6

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 57:6 “They spread a net for my feet—I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path—but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah.”


Now there’s poetic justice!  But, honestly, doesn’t that make you wonder about the intelligence of David's enemies?  

Think about it:  they dig a pit in their victim’s path and cover it with a net so he won’t see it.  It’s a sure bet he’ll fall.  They’re probably congratulating themselves on their craftiness. But then they themselves fall into it!  

From the victim’s point of view, it’s sheer deliverance, a miracle! In point of fact, God has many ways and agents to protect and defend his children.  Remember Elisha?  God struck his enemies blind temporarily, then graciously fed them and sent them on their way, changed men. Whatever the means, God is faithful to provide for each according to the need!  


Look up: 2 Kings:6:15-20; Psalm 17,18

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