Our car has this fantastic ‘heads up display’ feature, where a projector thingy shoots transparent info up from the dashboard onto my windshield directly above the steering wheel. I can adjust the settings and the height just for me; the speed, gear, outside temp, even radio channel, all so I don’t have to look away. BRILLIANT! No one else can see it, it’s kinda (Psst… come closer to the screen) my secret stealth maneuvering gadget, (SSMG – I’m sure 007 had one!) OKAY, okay… maybe not, but I love it!
King David too had such stealthiness, when maneuvering his LIFE, he writes, “I have set the LORD always before me, because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8) He continues, “I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set Your rules before me.” (Psalm 119:30) Set. The word is shavah (in the Hebrew) its meaning is to level, to equalize, to resemble, the context here, is to focus. David is stating he puts God and God’s word before him, right where he can see – but he doesn’t just see, he balances! Seeing the standard of God and seeing himself, he then faithfully makes adjustments – leveling, a focused endeavor of aligning. David follows with “No wonder my heart is glad and I rejoice…” (Psalm 16:9)
Following David’s example, placing God and God’s word in front of me, (with a boatload of adjusting). THE guide, all I need right there, with no need to look away. BRILLANT! THE ultimate ‘heads up display.’
Y’all try being in my head, driving down the road, seeing the ‘speed’ staring at me and first thought, “OK! Now isnt THIS a shavah of sorts!” (And yes, the speed was adjusted).
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love & good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:24)
LORD: In scripture, we often see Lord in all caps, this tells the reader this is the covenantal name Yahweh (YHWH – “I AM”) the name given to Moses (Ex. 3) when he asks of God, when I go to Egypt demanding Your people set free, WHO am I to say sent me? Tell them, “I AM has sent me to you.” God replied. (v14) LORD.