1) Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood
tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing,roofing, caulking, and paving.
2) Pitch is an auditory sensation in which a listener assigns musical tones to relative positions on a musical scale based primarily on their perception of the frequency of vibration.
"Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch."
I'm sure you're wondering what the above photo has to do with Genesis 6:14. In this instance, the term pitch is a bit of a double entendre (I love double entendres). And, to be honest, the photo is used to get your attention! So hang in there. It will all make sense in a minute.
Let's lean towards the first definition for now. We can learn a lot from the way Noah was instructed to build the ark. One principle was the use of pitch. A heated tar like substance which, once cooled, created a sealant to keep out outer elements like water, air and in some cases - enemy attack. It's interesting that in the midst of all the building, this little substance, if not applied, can cause the entire vessel (your life) to sink. Such a massive structure. So may hours of sweat and tears. Yet, all for nothing once placed in the field. Do you have the right pitch? Have you allowed God to do the work of sealing you so that you'll stand firm on the day of testing? The storms will come. This is a guarantee. Boulders will strike and even dent your vessel. But, the applying of the right pitch in advance will prevent much heartache both in your life and in the lives of those you lead. Having an instinct to await proper infrastructure is a golden characteristic. The waters of depression, the boulders of bitterness and the fiery darts of unbelief may have caused significant damage to your vessel (your life). However, there's still time. It's not over. If you've found your vessel at the bottom of the ocean, know that you still have value despite your situation. You are not forgotten. You are not abandoned. There's still time to be reshaped, refined, refinished and resurfaced for greater use than ever before.
3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
PITCHED: Success happens from within FIRST!
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
Has your soul been pitched from within?
1 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
The Right Pitch: A double entendre
Definition 1) Having the right inner conditioning.
Definition 2) Performing in a way that is in sync with the maestro and in sync with those around you.