7 The LORD
[Yahovah] is my strength [`oz] and my
shield [magen]; my heart [leb] trusted [batach] in him,
and I am helped [`azar]: therefore my heart [leb] greatly rejoiceth [`alaz];
and with my song [shiyr] will I praise [yadah] him. KJV-Interlinear
7 The Lord
is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore
my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. NASB
Music is an expression of ones deep seeded inner feelings. Often times there are no words that can be spoken that express how a person feels about something. But music or even the concept of music, can run deep through ones soul, and through that deep and inner thought process, you can get some idea of how you really feel.
More often, that feeling exists between you and God and no one else. For only God sees the inner you and therefore, only God can know exactly how you feel, perhaps even better than you do yourself.
But the source of that music within your soul, comes not from the radio or some music player, but from the thought process of your soul, which is able to deeply appreciate all of the gifts and blessings that God has provided for you.
The heart, ‘leb,’ is a reference to the thought activity of your soul. The heart within the body, is a pump that keeps the blood moving throughout your body. Similarly, the heart function of the soul, consists of your thought activity. You keep thinking and thinking and thinking all day long, and in the night too.
Even though some may joke about whether or not there is any activity up inside of your head, that just describes the operation of the soul within you, whether it is apparent to anyone else or not.
Great appreciation is based not simply on emotion, but on the combination of substantive knowledge and experiences.
In order to appreciate something, you have to know about it and often times experience something related to that thing.
In the spiritual life, all knowledge of God or of the spiritual realm, comes from bible doctrine. Knowledge comes from the daily study of doctrine, and experience comes from the application of that doctrine to ones daily life.
Often times we have bad experiences, because this is the devils world. But when you are able to put things into perspective, usually in hindsight, and then combine that with your doctrinal knowledge, you begin to see and then appreciate Gods role in your life.
Through your learning of bible doctrine, as well as your daily experiences in this world, your eyes are opened up and you see Gods role within your life more and more.
Then within your soul, you develop strength, which is inner power, which is protected by the shield of doctrine combined with your daily application or experiences in life. These then develop into your faith, and faith looks to God with trust, which is confidence.
Confidence that, no matter what occurs in your life, you know that God is there, that His plan for your life will never be interrupted or derailed, and thus sooner or later, life will overwhelm you with so much appreciation that you cannot express your inner feelings in words.
You form a song, or music, or deep feelings within yourself, which is known and experienced generally only by you, and God.
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