here @ Bible Gateway), though, always brings me up short. I am taken aback by what the psalmist pens here. Specifically, the phrase, “I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments…”
Lifting up ones hands is an act of worship. Consider:
- Psalm 28:2 (here @ Bible Gateway)
- Psalm 63:4 (here @ Bible Gateway)
- Psalm 88:9 (here @ Bible Gateway)
- Psalm 141:2 (here @ Bible Gateway)
- Psalm 143:6 (here @ Bible Gateway)
Each of these deal with worship of the Lord or, in the case of Psalm 28:2 (here @ Bible Gateway), the Lord’s sanctuary. The point is this level of worship, lifting up of ones hands is focused on the Lord. One would think that to do so to His Word, His commandments, His statutes, would or should incite His jealousy.
But, here it is clear is does not. Why?
I believe there is a very good explanation. We will consider that in the next post when we look at the third passage that came to mind yesterday.
Hope you join me on this journey. I am convinced it is vitally important.