LSOF: Letting the heart echo

Before reading take glance at the post from yesterday:


LSOF: Song of Praise

Because the post today is an addition to the message: We have to learn to not only listen to a song and help our heart understand the words, but we also have to understand the words and then let our heart echo what they say in prayer.

This is something we can we in Psalm 62. Take a look. The psalmist repeats his cry.

1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.

2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

3 How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?

4 They fully intend to topple him
from his lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.
Selah

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God [a] ;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
Selah

9 Lowborn men are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie;
if weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.

10 Do not trust in extortion
or take pride in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
two things have I heard:
that you, O God, are strong,

12 and that you, O Lord, are loving.
Surely you will reward each person
according to what he has done.

Now I know that there would be some English teachers out there who would read the Psalms and critique them all to no end, because the same words are repeated…but they are never written in the same way.

The intention was to REPEAT so therefore to memorize and ECHO to the heart what it needs to hear more than once, or twice.

Wouldn’t it be so amazing to be able to sit down with the Psalmist here, and find out deep down what the story was that brought this Psalm to life? What dwelled within the heart?

Repetition I can almost promise you was completely intentional, and perhaps in writing this Psalm, that perhaps he was on his knees with tears staining the papyrus has he wrote.

So here is the Psalm 62 again, with the words that were repeated. I think we all could benefit from reading them again.

Let it echo.

1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.

2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God [a] ;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
Selah

Blessings to you:)

angie

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