Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Miry Clay

The phrase miry clay only appears three times in the Bible. Twice it is used in the context of Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's vision of the statue, which we know to be the four kingdoms that ruled or will rule the earth prior to the return of Yeshua Ha'Mashiyach, the Lord Jesus Christ. The first occurrence, known to define terms in the Scripture, is from a Psalm of David, thanking the Lord for deliverance. Psalm 40 proceeds to worship the Lord for His wonderful works, and is a declaration of love and adoration for His gift of the Holy Spirit filling the heart of the believer.

The use of this term later in Daniel adds depth to the revelation that David describes in Psalm 40.