AM I OVERLY ‘familiar’ with the Creator-God who is infinitely unfathomable?
WAKE UP and taste afresh all that is divinely profound!
He who planted the ear, does He not hear?
He who formed the eye, does He not see? v.9
PROFOUND DESIGNER! He who made a real ear or an eye first had to understand in depth the complexities involved in hearing and seeing.
Adonai knows human thoughts
–they are but a breath. (vain, empty, futile). v.11
PROFOUND BRILLIANCE! He who gave man the ability to think had to first possess the ability to think. Is not the intellectual capacity of the One who created the human mind far greater than those He created? “My thoughts are higher…”
“BLESSED (with wisdom and prosperity)
is the one You discipline,
and teach him from Your law
to give him rest from days of trouble
—until a *pit is dug for the wicked.” vv.12-13
(*Man digs his own pit through his words & actions. proverbs/psalms)
PROFOUND INTENTIONS of the Lord! The Holy Spirit prods and goads us to learn righteousness through the living Word so that we can be at rest during adversity! This spiritual discipline that might sound too time consuming to us, or so ‘unnecessary’ that we skip it, will ultimately help us prosper in a dark world.
We either plant the Word in our hearts (spiritual), or the philosophy of the world, by default, plants itself in our hearts—through television, radio, billboards, social media...
What gets planted in my heart rules my behavior. Plant intentionally!
For rightness will be restored to justice,
and all the upright in heart will follow it. v.15
(those with virtuous hearts will pursue it. -Amplified Version)
PROFOUND PATIENCE! God, who is 100% just, holds off immediate judgment in hopes that “none will perish” (2 Peter 3:9). For the virtuous and upright who’ve planted His word in their hearts, that internalized Word leans like a magnet toward to the mothership of Justice and Virtue, bending into an alignment with Heaven.
“Unless Adonai had been my help,
my soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.
If I say: “My foot has slipped,”
Your mercy will hold me up.
When my troubling thoughts multiply within me,
Your consolations comfort my soul.” vv.17-19
In the multitude of my anxieties—IN THE MIDDLE OF TROUBLE—His comfort delights my soul.
PROFOUND COMFORT: Adonai—who made ears and eyes, who gave man the ability to think (made in His image), Who disciplines those He loves so we will stand during adversity, and Who’s patience and justice work together to draw the blind toward life—is fully aware of my anxieties and in the midst of them delights my soul with the comfort of His word.
So simply profound.
Yet how quickly we turn to
“other sources” of temporary & unfulfilling relief.
Let my heart be in awe
of the One who made me