Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stop, Drop, and Roll

Commit your works to the LORD,
and your thoughts will be established.
Proverbs 16:3

"Commit" = "Galal" (gah-lahl) in Hebrew = meaning to roll, roll down, roll away, remove

In Genesis 29:3, "galal" refers to rolling the stone from the well's mouth.

In Joshua 5:9, the reproach of Egypt is rolled off from Israel.

In this text, the reader is encouraged to roll her works into God's care (see also Psalm 37:5).

The picture is of a camel, burdened with a heavy load; when the load is to be removed, the camel kneels down, tilts far to one side, and the load rolls off.

He is strong. He can carry your load. Stop. Drop. And let it roll, my friend. Let it roll.

p.s. This word was adapted from a note in Ricky's Bible.