This is a good verse to meditate upon especially when challenged with something. If we really put our trust in the spirit of this statement it will allow our minds to come to rest enough whereby our salvation from God can come. If we can just lift of our hearts to the awareness of this statement it will bring enough pause to move through a trial we may be facing. We each have our challenges. Let’s open our eyes to where our salvation comes from and allow it to be known in and through our living. Remember our individual challenges may seem like only our own however as we do our part in meeting them with grace and stature we collectively increase the name of the Lord on earth.
When we recognize that our soul relates to the conscious awareness of our self and when we begin to acknowledge that there is something more beyond our self we realize that there has to be something that is causing all things to be. As we do turn the direction of our attention in this way invariably something will be seen in our living as a sign that gives indication that the Lord is at the center of everything here on earth. That He is ordering all the things we see through the beauty of nature and that we can rest our hearts in knowing His influences can also order our lives just as beautiful. When our heart and mind come to rest in the constantly eternally animating nature of the Lord we increasingly know the reality of trusting in thee.
Coming to an understanding that God really does ruleth unto all the ends of the earth is profound. God has to have a place for His influences to be sent out from. In this verse it is described as Jacob. Jacob really is the place in ourselves that is allowed to be ruled by God. As this place is established in ourselves then God can extend in and through ourselves to all the ends of our world. As each of us provides this place within ourselves then truly God can rule unto all the ends of the earth. It does take something for us to allow God to rule through our lives. Let’s continue to open to what that really means so once again there may be the kingdom of heaven reestablished on earth.
The mercy of the Lord is vast and all enfolding. When this awareness dawns in our conscious awareness it becomes easier and easier to understand and forgive the things we sense we may have done wrong or the wrongs others may seem to have done to us. The mercy of the Lord allows us to open up to something large as quickly as possible to see things in perspective and not be derailed from our steady course in waxing strong in grace and stature by reactions within ourselves as well as our reactions to others. Let’s open to the mercy of the Lord and keep moving forward faithful and true.
In the days when the psalms were written, “sacrifice” often meant slaughtering a living creature including birds, lambs, rams, bulls; even human sacrifice was practiced. Sacrifice has since come to mean something very different, such as enduring pain and suffering or giving up something one loves or loves to do. However, even in the psalms it is noted that God does not require that kind of sacrifice, but rather the sacrifice of a “contrite heart,” in other words, forgiveness, thankfulness, devotion, true humility and especially loving God and one another.
Insight #20 Healing Verses of the Psalms