7 Thou art
my hiding place [cether]; thou shalt preserve [natsar] me from trouble [tsar]; thou shalt
compass [cabab] me about with songs [ron] of deliverance [pallet].
Selah [celah]. KJV-Interlinear
7 Thou art
my hiding place; Thou dost preserve me from trouble; Thou dost surround me with
songs of deliverance. NASB
The context of this psalm is sin and confession, and what that does for the believer in Christ. Sin creates a separation between a person and God.
For the unbeliever, sin is not the primary issue, whereas faith in Christ is what they need to contend with in order to be saved and begin a relationship with God. Sin, for the unbeliever, has a tendency to drive a much greater barrier between them and their salvation decision.
For the believer in Christ, sin is an issue of functionality in their spiritual life. Sin separates the believer from Gods presence, and from the function of their spiritual life.
Sin as a transgression, has already been paid for in full, by Christ when He went to the Cross. But sin remains with us as long as we are living in this world, and it becomes a barrier and preventer, keeping us from growing up, and completing ourselves, spiritually.
Confession, places us in fellowship, which is the symbolic safe haven or refuge, protecting us from the corrupting influences of sin and this world. This is a spiritual concept and principle, not a physical place.
We are still in this world and thus, subject to any and all of the problems that are in the world.
But remember that our spiritual life is not of this world, it is the activity of Gods Word, within our soul, while we are living within the safety of the fellowship sphere, that God has defined.
Therefore, the sphere of fellowship, is a hiding place, a place of safety and protection, from the negative influences and effects of sin, that sin has or can have, on the soul.
In Exodus, we saw how God surrounds us with a wall of fire, that symbolically represents Gods awesome power.
And here, we see that fellowship is a place that is surrounded by the beauty of the songs of the spiritual life. Those songs or music are driven by Bible doctrine.
But of course you have to know doctrine, having it in your soul, because you have learned it, before you can enjoy that supernatural music of comfort.
The music is the relaxed mental attitude and poise and contentment, that is acquired through spiritual growth toward spiritual maturity.
Selah, is a word for grace, Gods grace. As in, the music plays on.
Gods grace is infused throughout all of creation, and especially in the spiritually advancing and growing believer’s life.
For the believer who sticks with their daily study and begins to learn these principles and begins to put them together and understand how life is put together and what life is all about, then life, regardless of your circumstances, will become more and more tolerable.
And, you will begin to look more and more toward heaven, and less and less toward your problems.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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