it snowed on Zalmon

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it snowed on Zalmon

Psalm 68:11-14 (JDV)

Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the command; a great army of women brought the good news:
Psalm 68:12 “The kings of the armies flee – they flee!” She who stays at home divides the spoil.
Psalm 68:13 While you lie among the sheep pens, the wings of a dove are covered with silver, and its feathers with glistening gold.
Psalm 68:14 When the Almighty scattered kings in the land, it snowed on Zalmon.

it snowed on Zalmon

There are various interpretations of this text, and its various elements. The impression I get is that Israel benefited from God having fought many of their battles for them. The women divided the treasures in peace. The peace of a snowfall on Zalmon (Mount Ebal) depicts a people who do not have to fight, because their God fights their battles for them.

That’s God’s grace. He does not say, “Get your act together, or I won’t deliver you.” He says, “Stand still and see the salvation I give freely.”

It snowed on Zalmon and it snowed on Calvary, after God fought our battle for us, and won the victory for us through Christ.

Thank you Lord, for the peace that is ours through Christ.

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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