When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
The message of this Psalm is vital, and we must never permit ourselves to lose its meaning. More than a hundred years ago, we were told as a people, “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history” Life Sketches, p.196. Have you forgotten? Are you wavering in your faith and walk with God? Why not recount those moments: when God first got hold of you; when He first delivered you; when He revealed unto you His character, and you were never the same. Would you prayerfully recount that today? More so, will you prayerfully ask Him that revival, reformation, and transformation be your experience through His words, today?
If so, as in verse 8, the God who turned the rock into a pool of water, will provide streams of living water to his faithful children. When you continue to drink of this water, you will never thirst of what the “worldly well” has to offer, because this water will become in you a spring to refresh both you and those weary and thirsty around you.
Jan Harry Cabungcal
Europe for Jesus