Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 89:35-37

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 89:35-37  “‘Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—and I will not lie to David—that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun; it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky’  Selah.”


When camping in the deep woods, I was always glad for clear, bright nights.  That giant yellow lamp in the black sky produced a reassuring glow around our campsite that was especially comforting if a night trip was needed.

This pearl testifies to the moon being “the faithful witness in the sky.” Proclaiming the glory of God throughout man’s history, the moon is a faithful picture of Jesus, the light of the world, shining in darkness, giving direction and reassurance.

Interestingly, in heaven there will be no need for the moon or the sun “for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.”  With the blackness of sin removed and the glory of God revealed, Heaven will be a very bright place indeed. 


Look up: Hebrews 6:13; Titus 1:2; Psalm 19:1; Ecclesiastes 1:5; Genesis 8:22; John 1:9; Revelation 21:23

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