I really took time to think upon this verse this morning.”My heart is steadfast, O God;I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul (Psalm 108.1).”
The word “steadfast” caught my attention. It is a Hebrew word, “nakon”. This word means “established, fixed, stable, and secure.” That is a heart in the Lord. Our hearts can get flaky, uncommitted, weird, and insecure. The Lord wants to establish our heart. Fix our hearts solidly upon Him.
With a steadfast heart we can withstand the storms (read Ps. 107.23-32). We can get through times of change and the seasons of life. With a steadfast heart on God we won’t turn back to the world for attention, and we won’t embrace the carnal values of a system without God. With a steadfast heart we will survive through tragedy, heartache, and sadness.
With a steadfast heart we can sing with not only our voice, but our soul. Our life and our soul will sing of God’s goodness to us. We won’t go through life waffling with our faith, sinking into serving the Lord and then out again, over and over (I see this so much.).
Ask the Lord to establish your heart so our hearts will always be “nakon”. May nothing shake our heart.
P. Nate Elarton
New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (Ps 108:1). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.