Psalm 50;2, 3 (Message) God blazes into view. Our God makes his entrance, he’s not shy in his coming. starburst of fireworks precede him
Wow a God like this, what a picture in the mind it makes, “blazing”, on fire, passionate, “starburst of fireworks” what a master of ceremony announces his arrival, starburst my life o God. How magnificent you are in your ways Lord a God who does not make himself hard to find, one who revels himself, make your self know and yet how amazing we miss you. How can that be? I guess the greatest miss is the missing of your incarnate self amongst the sons of men, a blazing view at birth, heaven heralds and then the journey of life but to many a guy on a colt, a carpenter from…. Blazed across the sky with angelic choirs but world missed you, people missed you, distractions occupied them and you where not seen. Distractions occupy us too but let your grace not allow us to miss you!
Creation that truly was an announcement a blazing into view, a bursting through from the unseen to the seen, coming from another dimension that is inside of God. What a way of writing your self across the sky stars, moon, sun etc., I think we missed the announcement as we get caught on the arguments rather than the arrival. The arguments on creation or evolution or even functional matters of who first man or woman but it could have been what David saw here an announcement of arrival, of intent, of purpose of places to be and things to-do.
He enters there is no shyness no withdrawn appearing with Him but full throttle announcement and we have been arguing what it was ever since. It was a Divine Arrival! A blazing into VIEW
Even when second Adam arrived starburst, angelic choir, sighs in the sky burst, fireworks and we miss it. How can we see your blazing into view my Lord? How can we train the eye to see the coming of our King? How can we see you arriving so to speak in our circumstance, our lives with a blazing view nota trickle or a may be?
Is this again our challenge a coming King and the King can be lost and not seen etc.
NASB translation says it like this 2 Out of Zion, the perfection (completeness, perfection, made perfect) of beauty, God has shone (“shew thyself” once, and “light” once. 1 to shine, shine forth or out, cause to shine, send out beams. to shine out, shine forth, send out beams. to cause to shine.) forth. 3 May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him.
The role of the people of God, the aim to be the “…perfection of beauty…” the need to catch the character of the Father to display him so that “…out of Zion…”, ” …he has shone forth…” o why, o why is it my Lord we have the down casters rather than those who will work for the perfection of beauty. Giving your life to participate in bring about “…the perfection of beauty…” What Is this so we can bring it about that you might shine for the o Lord
Zion is now the abode of God. A dazzling blaze of light is the symbol of his presence. The poet is anxious for God to come near and declare his will. Lightning’s and storm are the outward symbols which express his coming. He is a consuming fire (cf. Deut 4:24) devouring his enemies. He is an irresistible whirlwind sweeping them away like chaff Sifre in Deuteronomy… He shined forth from Mount Paran: There are four occasions when God shines forth …
The fourth will occur in the days of the Messiah, as it is said, Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined forth
Deut 33:2 He said, “The Lord came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came from the midst of ten thousand holy ones; At His right hand there was flashing lightning for them.
Job 11:17 “Your 1life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.
Psalm 80:1 Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel,You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who care enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
Matt 13:43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
SO WHAT FOR ME?
Train your eye to be open to the Blazing arrivals of the Father, become aware, cultivate the awareness of his moving and his aim always to arrive
We are to be “…the light on the Hill…” Matt 5 stop putting on to another person or another time, he has resided in the midst of us and we now be his nature in life days
Recognise my distraction, my chosen distractions and one that comes to ensure they will not allow me to miss the moment filled with a blazing view
Work to become the people of his perfected beauty to our world, develop my life