“My cup is saturated” Psalm 23:5c – Part 3

You may wonder why I changed the word “overflowing” to “saturated”.  In Hebrew, the text is, “כּוֹסִי רְוָיָֽה” (kosi revaya); “Kosi” means ‘my cup’; however, I believe that translating the word “revaya” to “overflowing” doesn’t do the word justice. This word has a greater depth to it, and therefore, in my opinion, the word “saturated” is a better choice.

What does it mean to be “saturated”?  Let’s take for example a sponge.  A sponge that is soaked thoroughly to a point of being saturated will not be able to absorb any more water; as water continues to be poured into it, it will spill over because the sponge is saturated.  David used this image to convey something about his own “cup”.  Not only was it full, it overflowed because it couldn’t hold anything further of God’s abundant blessing; it conveyed a sense of satisfaction, fulfillment, and peace.

In concluding my mini-series on Psalm 23:5c, I want to ask is your cup full?  Is it full to the point of overflowing because it’s saturated with God’s abundant grace and mercy?  Are you satisfied, fulfilled, and at peace?

Only He can satisfy and saturate our souls with all that we need; He will always give you more than enough to keep your cup full, to the point of saturation.  Yeshua’s disciple, Peter, understood this well:

“…seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”  2 Peter 1:3.

It is only through Yeshua that we can know God’s abundance in our lives.  In fact, Yeshua said that He came that we “…may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10b)  The question is not whether God is giving enough, but whether we are taking hold of it.  He has already given us EVERYTHING we need for abundance…how do we grab hold of and walk in it?

I believe the answer is quite simple, but at times, we lose sight of it.  Are you reading, dwelling, and reflecting upon His Word? Are you spending time communicating with Him, i.e. praying? Are you spending more time reflecting upon Him than anything else?

God has given it to you; the question is are you receiving it?

“So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;” Phil 2:12

While it is true that our works will not lead us to salvation, it is true that the result of our salvation will be a life where we fully embrace God, and His call for each of our lives.  Once we do that, we will be at that place were our own personal cup will be saturated, overflowing, and will even touch those around us.

What an awesome God we serve!

Shabbat Shalom,

Did you know? — Lone Soldier

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2 Comments on ““My cup is saturated” Psalm 23:5c – Part 3”

  1. Would it be possible to get a copy of the complete study on the 23rd Psalm all together instead of broken up? It is one of my favorite Scriptures to meditate on and this has been so interesting and insightful. Thank you very much.

  2. I love this translation of the “cup saturation” and you’re bringing a beautiful formation of our G_D’s great graciousness to us

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