Reading through the Bible together
In this Psalm, David dramatically and vividly recounts the power of God in delivering His people. He chose to describe how God led Israel out of the land of bondage and sin, and safely through Jordan’s stormy billows to the land of promise. These miraculous and divine providences were witnessed at both the beginning and the ending of Israel’s journey from Egypt to Canaan. However, between these two miraculous events of leaving Egypt and entering the Promised Land, stands the most wonderful and powerful revelation of God—when He gave His Holy Law at Sinai. Not even the mountain of Sinai, neither the Jordan hills could remain the same in the presence of God.
The message of this Psalm is vital, and we must never permit ourselves to lose its meaning. More than a hundred years ago, we were told as a people, “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history” Life Sketches, p.196. Have you forgotten? Are you wavering in your faith and walks with God? Why not recount that moment: when God first got hold of you; when He first delivered you; when He revealed unto you His character, and you were never the same. Would you prayerfully recount that today? More so, will you prayerfully ask Him that revival, reformation, and transformation be your experience through His words, today?
If so, as in verse 8, the God who turned the rock into a pool of water, will provide streams of living water to his faithful children. When you continue to drink of this water, you will never thirst of what the “worldly well” has to offer, because this water will become in you a spring to refresh both you and those weary and thirsty around you.
Jan Harry Cabungcal
Europe for Jesus