Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome to Tuesday's Together in the Word. We are a group of women reading God's Word based on a reading plan posted on DeeDee's website. We share a nugget or three about what we've read. I would encourage you to jump in - no need to start at the beginning, just jump right in and read with us. Be sure to link up over at DeeDee's and share your gleanings with us, too.This week we read:

Proverbs 9
Psalm 36
Mark 7-11

I wanted to delve into a verse I've read throughout the years but really caught my eye this time around.

"How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings." ~ Psalm 36:7 (NIV)

This verse resonated with me because I was having a conversation with a friend recently about how men are the stronger sex in the home, yet in the workforce women are treated equally in more cases than not. In the case we were talking about, a man from another culture was less than hospitable to women in his place of work and we were trying to figure out if it was a cultural issue or a matter that he didn't believe women garnered the respect that men do here at work.

This verse just stopped me in my tracks because I rejoiced that no matter what our station in life, high or low, stronger or weaker, we are given unfailing love and refuge by God.

What a gift! It is certainly one we cannot afford.

The Hebrew word for priceless is yaqar. It means:

1) valuable, prized, weighty, precious, rare, splendid
a) precious
1) costly
2) precious, highly valued
3) precious stones or jewels
b) rare
c) glorious, splendid
d) weighty, influential

Look at the definition that reads: costly. Yes, it cost dearly. He paid a huge debt on our behalf.

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ~ Romans 5:8 (NIV)

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6 comments:

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Oh...how priceless is His love, indeed! Thank you for this post. I love getting your insight on our
Tuesdays Together.

Blessings,
Kelly

DeeDee said...

I too love that verse... Priceless - His unfailing love. Like the love that he had for the rich young ruler huh? That is good Laurie Ann!
Blessings

Denise said...

Bless you for this.

Peggy said...

Priceless!!!

Laurie Ann...just priceless the love of the Father for us that He would sacrifice His Son as our propitiation!!! Yes, His love is unfailing & reaches to the Heavens!
His faithfulness to the skies.

His righteousness is mighty like mountains!

His justice is so deep!

His refuge is non-discriminatory! That indeed was great insight!

May He continue His love for those
who know Him & continue to protect us from the wicked!

The readings in Mark dealing with healing but starting off with the clean & unclean! Right to His triumphant entry for us sinners!
The beginning of the end of His earthly journey...His triumph over sin & death, the great price He paid!!! Highly valued! Costly!
Precious! Glorious! Just one word sums it all up...and you chose to present this excellent study on it:

YAQAR

Thank You Lord! The demonstration of Your Love for us while sinners
is PRICELESS!

May you be blessed Laurie Ann as you bless us as you press in to His Word each week & glean another priceless JEWEL!!!

Tricia said...

Hey Laurie Ann,
I have never studied that part of the verse, I have always looked at how priceless is your unfailing love...

Thank you for pointing out that we all can find refuge in the shadow of His wings, no matter our "status" in life...

That is a good nugget!

Blessings!

June said...

I dwell in the secret place of the Most High. I abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps 91:1

I was reminded of this verse when I read your post.

June-