The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn (behind the highest life) of my salvation (Yeshua), and my high tower.
You have probably heard me share the word picture meaning for grace: a fence protecting life.
Today I want to share with you a podcast from Graham Cooke where he shares the protective grace of God in the form of a trampoline.
Click the above picture to have a listen.
But I have trusted (fence to support the house) in thy mercy (door of mercy and protection); my heart shall rejoice (lift up the hand/tongue) in thy salvation (Yeshua).
That I may tell of all Your praise
In the gates of the daughter of Zion.
I will rejoice in Your salvation.
The word picture meaning for the word gates is: " to see the Prince, or to see the one who devours the obstacles."
Isaiah tells us that Yeshua is the Prince of Peace:
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Psalm 9:14 occurs within the gates where we see the one (Prince of Peace) who devours the obstacles.
What are the obstacles?
The answer is found in the word picture meaning for peace: "to destroy the authority that establishes chaos."
Whoever or whatever is establishing chaos in your life is going to be devoured by the Prince of Peace!!!
But the fact is that a gate cannot function unless it is built into a fence or a wall.
Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no longer be heard in your land,
Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders;
But you shall call your walls Salvation,
And your gates Praise.
As we know the Hebrew word for salvation is Yeshua, the name of our Messiah.
So, we have the gates (the Prince of Peace who devours the obstacles) and the walls (Yeshua).
The function of the gates and the walls is summed up in the word grace: "the fence/wall that protects life."
May these thoughts lead you into praise.
By the way, the word picture meaning of praise is "the authority of the covenant revealed!!!"