Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Deep calls to Deep

Will this make sense when you read it? I'm not sure. Track with me and maybe you'll learn something at the end.

Psalm 42:7- Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.

I read through Psalm 42 the other day and this verse really stuck out to me. I had heard it many times but I wanted a better understanding of what it meant. So I went through and did word studies in the verse. So here is what I learned when using what I found in the word studies. (Just so you know I use Blue Letter Bible for word studies.)

Deep- (Strongs H8415)
-Deep depths, deep places, abyss
-abyss, the grave

Sin is death. When we call out to God we call for our sin to be wiped away. So we call out to Jesus' tomb, His empty and conquered tomb. Life is found in the resurrection of Christ.

Waves- (H1556
-heap, spring, wave, billow
     -heap (of stones)
          -over dead body
          -used to ratify a covenant

This heap has covered my dead body. Cornerstone (Christ is our Cornerstone) has covered my dead body. He has made His covenant with me and I am covered.

Have rolled- (H5674)
-To "pass over", alienate, do away, take away

This Cornerstone takes away my old, dead self.

So in conclusion...

My dead body cries out to Your empty grave at the sound of Your waterfalls (Ezekiel 43:2- God's voice is like the roar of rushing waters); all Your breakers and Your Cornerstone have passed over my old self and ratified a covenant for my sake.

Oh. My. Goodness. Hope that you understand the weight within this verse. God's Word is living and active!