2018-02-14 - Reflections
After feeling restless last night just before bedtime, I felt led to read a little in the book of Psalms. I often start with some of my favorites and then browse. Lately, I have been doing more structural studying of them and found number thirty-two quite poignant to this year’s Lent, which is just around the corner. Verse seven brings to mind how we should be praising God with song, celebrating how worthy he is as he protects and cares for us. Then the word Selah is added between the musical thought and upcoming instruction by God. Selah, in this passage, according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, comes from the Hebrew word, Calah; 5541 prime root, to hang up or weigh.
As I consider God’s asking me to pause and reflect in weighing the importance of praising him, glorifying him, and being receptive to how best to do so, I would like to be all the more aware of it during Lent. I want to take the time to be more intentional in just being with God. I’m so grateful for the chance to learn from the master, how I can become even more connected to him. What an honor it is to do so, considering the plan he is carrying out did not really have to include me. What an honor to be part of the Father and his plan. What’s on your heart, with Lent approaching?
“Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” (Psalm 32:7-11)
All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.