MY SOUL WAITETH UPON THE LORD
Scripture Reading: Psalm 62:1 [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.]] Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
The human soul consists of the mind, will, and emotions. By the time most believers become truly serious about going on to perfection in Christ Jesus, the soul has had a lot of training under the fallen nature. Given the feminine gender in Scripture, the soul learns to usurp the authority of her husband, the inner man in union with Christ, and unless renewed in mind, she will prevent the believer from ever learning his true nature as a spirit man. The soul often interferes with her loud, clanging pushiness, especially in times of prayer and meditation.
While addressing the Chief Musician through praise, David exclaimed, "…Truly my soul waiteth upon God…" One would readily think of waiting here as simply allowing time to pass. Waiteth is the Hebrew word duwmiyah which means silence or stillness. Psalm 46:10 witnesses as follows: "Be still, and know that I am God…" Could one’s lack of knowledge concerning the things of God be attributed to a soul that is not at rest? Certainly. First Timothy 2:11 reads, "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection." If the soul (the woman) is given place, she will definitely usurp the authority of her husband. This Scripture is to teach every believer concerning the need to bring the soul under subjection rather than oppress believers who are physically of the female gender. In Christ there is neither male nor female (Galatians 3:28). There are believers with renewed spirits and saved souls which are still and silent.