(Psa 61:2 KJV) From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
(Proverbs 1 also read)
I have a friend who has cut himself off from the glory taught in much of the Bible. He says that Psalms was written to Israel and thus it does not apply to us. It is a sad position to take. While it is obvious that certain culturally unique situations might have no parallel to us today we need to understand that they did not have application then because of cultural uniqueness but because the inspiration of the Holy Spirit has made them scripture with an application for all time.
The word picture in these verses is a good way to stare at the year ahead of us. We do not face the unknowns of the year based on our strength and wisdom. We have strength and wisdom but believers cling to the knowledge that those come from God and are in need of continual renewal. Read over this first section of the Psalm. God is a rock, not for us to stand on top of and look down on the world but a place to shelter from the attacks those who hate Him. God offers us a tent and a wing to hide under.
So? Don’t ignore truth. Grab it with both hands, look into the eyes of a Savior who died and rose again for you and march into the year with a holy boldness that is only possible because you know the Living God. Happy New Year and may you know the joy of God’s rockiness. (Posted, January 1, 2024, PP)