Psalm Fourty Nine
Painting - Paint,calligraphy Ink,guilding Pens
Psalm 49, a beautiful truth about redemption and change.Depicted is a self centered woman turning from her self obsession to a new life of faith at the cross/tree of forgiveness that the Shepard of life gives.She casts her worldly crown at his feet and takes the hand of the champion of her soul.
this painting has an interesting story... i was showing it at an art show here in canada and two of my friends arrived.. one went on and on about how much she loved this one and that if she had any money at all she would buy it... i started to read to her out of the bible the psalm that it was portraying.. i was going to give her the picture but had not said that yet and wanted to see her reaction to the words that are in it ( in the celtic knotwork)..both women went to my church.. her friend became more and more interested but the woman who "loved " it actually wandered away before i finished reading...she went over to buy a ticket to be in the cash giva way drawing..money for gambling but not for art...a few hours later her name was called as the grand prize winner... she gave me the "look" as she quickly left the show with her friend AND CASH in tow... she came back later drunk and stoned .... what is interesting is that this event is a picture of what this painting is about..a woman obsessed with her self ,beauty, money,luxury,enjoyment...she turns to the truth of Messiah YHSHWH and his cross/tree and lays down her crown at his feet and her unearthliness falls behind her as she takes the hand of TRUE LOVE AND FORGIVENESS.
Psalm 49 Hear this, all you peoples; Give ear, all you inhabitants of the world, 2Both sons of mankind and sons of man, Rich and poor together. 3My mouth speaks wisdom, And the meditation of my heart brings understanding. 4I incline my ear to a parable; I expound my riddle on the lyre. 5Why should I fear in the days of evil, When the crookedness of my supplanters surrounds me? 6Those who are trusting in their riches And who are boasting in their great wealth? 7A brother does not redeem anyone at all, Neither give to Elohim a ransom for him; 8For the redemption of their lives is costly, And it shall cease forever; 9That he should still live forever, And not see the Pit. 10For he sees wise men die, The foolish and the ignorant both perish, And shall leave their wealth to others. 11Their graves are their houses, forever; Their dwelling places, to all generations; They call their lands after their own names. 12But man does not remain in esteem, He is like the beasts that perish. 13This way of theirs is folly to them, Yet their followers are pleased with their words. Selah. 14Like sheep they shall be laid in the grave; Death shall shepherd them; And the upright rule over them in the morning; And their form is consumed in the grave, Far from their dwelling. 15But Elohim does redeem my being From the power of the grave, For He does receive me. Selah. 16Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, When the wealth of his house increases; 17For when he dies he takes none of it; His wealth does not go down after him. 18Though while he lived he blessed himself, And though they praise you when you do well for yourself, 19He has to go to the generation of his fathers; They never see the light. 20Man, who is rich, Yet does not understand, Shall be like the beasts, They shall perish.
August 19th, 2013
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