MINE EARS THOU HAST DIGGED
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Sacrifice and offering Thou didst not desire; mine ear hast thou opened.”
Into the consciousness of the Psalmist came the new knowledge that God no longer required or desired the sacrifices of animals. This in itself is quite unique inasmuch as Israel was deeply involved in the form and ceremony of such sacrifices. It would be a certain thing that David, with a deep desire for God, would have been used to offering much to the Lord in the way of these burnt offerings. Yet there were these moments of inner realization when he knew that these ‘exterior offerings’ in the natural realm were no longer desired by the Lord.
With the doing away of this old order, comes the statement,
Interesting that for this word, ears ‘opened’, the Hebrew reads,
“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them,”
“Lord, close my ears to the din of the world, and open them to hear Thy voice, that I might delight in Thy will today.” Amen.