A Meditation: On Psalm 130:6 // Live Like Strangers //

by Matheus Yuhlung

“My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning” – Psalm 130:6

Sleep is an amazing thing. I like to think of it as a time machine (that only goes forward though). Six hours of sleep feels like a minute: one moment you are in bed with the moon and the stars and in the other you are up along with the sun.

But what about the watchman? Every night might feel like a drag spent continuously with a wish to see the sun rise.

The Psalmist draws a splendid comparison of the ideal state of a Christian man to that of the watchman. If your life is a struggle that continuously waits for a new dawn – rejoice as it is written Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

This Psalm is also a wonderful reminder for us to not get comfortable with the world; for ours is a kingdom that God is bringing with Him. Remember how Hebrews chapter eleven commends on the faith of great men from the Old Testament – who live their lives like strangers on Earth. That was an attitude that helped them fixed their eyes on the divine.

Let us wait on the Lord and only on the Lord more than the watchman that waits for the morning. Get desperate. Do not get comfortable. Live like strangers.