Monday, October 26, 2009
A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 62:1-4
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 62: 1-4 “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. How long will you assault a man? Would all of you throw him down—this leaning wall, this tottering fence? They fully intend to topple him from his lofty place; they take delight in lies. With their mouths they bless, but in their hearts they curse. Selah.”
Look at me. See me for what I am, a tottering fence, a leaning wall. No strength of my own. Weak. An enemy could see this and take pleasure in plotting my destruction, bringing me down through deception and lies.
But I have this friend. He lives in a lofty place and his name is God. He’s big and he cares about me. In fact, whenever I’m in trouble, I can go to him and find rest and protection. He’s my rock and I shall never be moved.
So I don’t fear an enemy. I may fear FOR him because I know what God is capable of doing to those who pick on his children. But I also know that God is patient and kind. While he gives my enemy more time to repent, he continues to protect me.
Sometimes I wish he’d just cream the creep. But he usually doesn’t. I know . . . because I’ve been a creep myself.
Look up: Genesis 12:1-3; Luke 12:4-5; Romans 12:17-21; Psalm 31:19; Romans 11:33-34; Isaiah 55:8