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!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Grace. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog "Reflections of Grace" and the post on it "Deep calls to Deep". Yes indeed God's word is living and active. Thank you for your word study. Well I am so glad to know that you made a missions trip to India in 2012. I am from Mumbai, India. I have been in a Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai to work with on a short / long term missions trip. We would love to have you come once again to Mumbai, India and work in a different set up. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. My email id : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear f rom you very soon.