Meditation moment: YHWH

How great is our God?

Psalm 119: Aleph

In Revelation, God declares that he is Alpha and Omega. Alpha is another term for Aleph which is the ox or leader. An ox possesses such mighty power that other items can be joined onto it to propel them forward. As we begin, the Psalmist reminds us how blessed we are to be lead by God as his perfect word keeps us moving in the right direction.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
Matthew 28:18

The ox uses this forward momentum to plow the fields. Ploughing a field makes a clear path for sowing. In the process, some of the things that were present in the field before, get moved out of the way. The Psalmist describes the process of learning to abide by the word of God. His ways are imperfect but he hopes in God perfecting him such that he may learn to walk righteously.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
John 14:6

After sowing it is time for reaping as the ox is used to thresh grain and separate the profitable from the unprofitable. As we close the Aleph of the Psalm, the Psalmist proclaims that his season of sanctification shall be met with praise and he shall walk in the fullness of God.

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”
John 1:16

As we can see, the ox had a hand in the entire process of creation. In like manner, God has his hand on every step of our lives. His power gives us the strength to move along the path he laid out for us. He removes obstacles and all that is dysfunctional out of the way as he takes us onto our final form. Do not muzzle the ox that threadeth for you. Present your body a living sacrifice unto God for it is your reasonable service.

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”
Philippians 1:6

Beloved, thank you for meditating on the word of God. Have a blessed day.