Thursday, November 5, 2009
A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 68:32
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 68:32 “Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, Selah.”
“I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.” So goes the saying, right? But God just plain doesn’t care about that. This pearl says we are to sing, sing praise to the Lord.
When Moses was reluctant to go to Pharoah because he didn’t speak well, God said, “Who gave man his mouth? . . . Is it not I, the Lord?” If Moses was incapable of eloquent speech, then he could blame God; but he was to go anyway. “Go, and I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
We are to sing, to praise, and to trust God to listen to our hearts, not our off-key notes. So “Sing!” and God’s Spirit will help us, even teaching us what to sing.
If folks look at us funny, well, hey, there’s a reason for that . . . only heavenly ears can hear the heart sing!
Look up: Exodus 4:11