Monday, November 2, 2009
A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 67:3-4
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 67:3-4 “May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. Selah.”
Over the past century, a succession of unjust rulers have dominated the headlines, people like Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung, Adolph Hitler and others. Millions died at their hands, and those who survived had horror stories to tell.
In contrast, God has governed the peoples of the earth with equity and justice. His rules are perfectly-written and publicly-proclaimed. Fair and merciful in his judgments, it can truly be said: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 33:12)
Heaven gets even better! We will see Him face to face. His perfect love will cast out any remaining fear, freeing us to worship him as never before. As representatives from all nations sing for joy in perfect harmony, our pure praise will fill the far reaches of the heavens—at last!
Look up: Psalm 33:12; Hebrews 13:8; I John 4:16-21; Luke 1:47; John 4:23; I John 4:18