the wellspring of life

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Psalm 36:5-9

Psalm 36:5 Yahveh, your covenant faithfulness reaches to the sky, your faithfulness to the clouds.

Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your judgments like the deepest sea. Yahveh, you preserve people and animals.

Psalm 36:7 How priceless your covenant faithfulness is, God! Children of Adam take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 36:8 They are filled from the abundance of your house. You let them drink from your refreshing stream,

Psalm 36:9 because the wellspring of life is with you. By means of your light we see light.

the wellspring of life

The amazing mystery this section celebrates is our dependence upon God for the preservation of our lives. Notice the resources of God that we can count on when we are in danger:

  • his covenant faithfulness
  • his faithfulness
  • his righteousness
  • his judgments
  • his house
  • his wings
  • his refreshing stream
  • his light

Our God is a wellspring of life, taller than the highest mountains, deeper than the deepest sea. Both people and animals benefit from his preserving love. It is only right that we come to him for help when our lives are in danger.

Lord, here we are again— drawn to you like the thirsty to water. Only you can give us the life we need.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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