Psa. 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Have you had the privilege of catching a glimpse behind the veil? Obviously, that veil in the temple pictures human flesh and everything in this life that blocks the striking view of the glory of the Lord. The veil has been torn by the death of Christ giving us access into this glory; but there remains a problem. Only faith can gain entrance into this amazing place. Many Christians spend their entire lives outside the veil never enjoying the very thing that has been purchased by the redeeming blood of Jesus. Looking at principles and precepts thinking that the best they can do is somehow improve their earthly life not knowing that another world lies just behind the veil. Many think that faith is about self improvement rather than access into the holiest of all. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on today’s verse.
“Here we enter into the Holy of Holies. Benevolence, and mercy, and justice, are everywhere, but the excellence of that mercy only those have known whose faith has lifted the veil and passed into the brighter presence of the Lord; these behold the excellency of the Lord’s mercy. The word translated excellent may be rendered “precious; “no gem or pearl can ever equal in value a sense of the Lord’s love. This is such a brilliant as angels wear. King’s regalia are a beggardly collection of worthless pebbles when compared with the tender mercies of Jehovah. David could not estimate it, and therefore, after putting a note of admiration, he left our hearts and imagination, and, better still, our experience, to fill up the rest. He writes how excellent! because he cannot tell us the half of it.”
If you pay careful attention to David’s words and the words of Spurgeon you begin to realize they both share a common experience. Both of them have seen something more precious than anything this world offers. They have not only seen this precious life, they have entered into it and embraced it. From the moment that this other life became theirs a new purpose gripped their souls. What was that new passion? It was to tell as many others as possible this new life that is available now. Don’t settle for a beggardly life (Spurgeon’s word) scratching around for crumbs when this amazing new life is right under your nose.