I’ve realized that in trying to push myself to write here everyday, my morning are crazy rushed and I end up stressed out. So, for a bit, things will be kind of hit or miss. Sorry! I’m not really sure anyone actually reads this, so I’m probably just apologizing to myself. Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. The word accomplishes in this verse actually means to finish or to complete. So, David is declaring that God will bring to completion all these things for him. And, actually, the phrase all things doesn’t exist in the text, but is added because in English it sometimes takes a phrase to express an idea that can be expressed in one word in another language, like Hebrew. Anyhow, I think that using completes or finishes gives far more meaning to this sentence.
I am overtaken with blessings. Deuteronomy 28:2 All these blessings will come to you in abundance if you obey the Lord your God (NET Bible). All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God (NASB). Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (NASB) This is an interesting verse, the one in Deuteronomy, because it’s a cause/effect verse. If I do something then I get something. If I obey YHWH then all these blessings will come to me. Being an OT verse, that means that to obey the Lord is to obey Torah. Do we actually obey Torah? Yes, I know about salvation comes from Yeshua alone, but this isn’t about salvation, it’s about shema, to hear and obey. Do I fulfill my part of this verse in order to receive the blessings promised? Skip Moen wrote about this verse a couple of times and it’s interesting to read about being “overtaken” by blessings. Read his articles here.