Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 83:5-8

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 83:5-8 “With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the descendants of Hagar, Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre.  Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot.  Selah.”


Israel was surrounded by enemies, many of whom traced their roots back to Abraham, Lot and Esau.  In this pearl they formed an alliance to overpower the Israelites, to wipe them out.  Did it work?  No.

Nothing can wipe out Israel.  Not massive armies.  Not Nazis.  Not technology.  Not sophisticated spy networks. Not Hamas.  Israel is God’s chosen nation, his chosen people.  To obliterate Israel, you’d have to obliterate God, and that just ain’t gonna happen.  Period.

Choice!  God is mighty to save those whom he chooses . . . and who choose him.


Look up: Genesis 12:2-3; John 3:16

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