2 God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe and the fortress where I am secure.
3 I feel like a shaky fence or a sagging wall. How long will all of you attack and assault me?
4 You want to bring me down from my place of honor. You love to tell lies, and when your words are kind, hatred hides in your heart.
5 Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him.
6 God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure.
7 God saves me and honors me. He is that mighty rock where I find safety. 8 Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of your concerns. God is our place of safety.
A lifetime in music had taught the old man one thing upon which he could depend. Everything else may change, but one constant will always remain: middle C.
If you've ever played in an orchestra, you know how important middle C is to the music. A fifty-piece ensemble could give a flawless performance on stage, but just let one lone trumpet play out of tune, and it ruins the entire concert. Orchestras depend on the constancy of middle C for the success of their composition.
Life is the same way. We need a true north on which we can depend. Something that will never change and never fail. Something constant, like God. "The mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but even then I will remain loyal to you. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,' says the Lord" (Isaiah 54:10). God is the middle C of life. He is the one note on which all others depend for success and continuity. If we set our instruments to him, our song will ring out pure and true. If we don't, we'll always find ourselves out of tune.
In a world of false ideas and scattered voices, it's nice to be part of an orchestra that plays faithfully to middle C.
Embracing Eternity: Living Each Day with a Heart Toward Heaven.