Yesterday in worship we sang the song ‘Be still and Know”. I had just read an article that listed that verse as one of the verses most used out of context. I jumped over to Psalms 46 to review the entire thing.
From there I moved over a few psalms and settled the rest of the worship in Psalm 49. Yes, I should have been paying attention, but sometimes, the written word of David is better than the spoken word of contemporaries.
Anyway, there were several things in Psalm 49 that I could write about, and that I may. But one thing that stuck in my heart was this statement in verses 7 and 8
No one can redeem the life of anotheror give to God a ransom for them—the ransom for a life is costly,no payment is ever enough— (NCV)
and then how the statement is overridden by a greater power later in verse 15
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;he will surely take me to himself. (NCV)
But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,for he will receive me.