READING IN THE PSALMS
|Again I'm reading in the Psalms, and here are a few short thoughts:|
1) Ps. 108:1 "O GOD, my heart is fixed;" That theme is throughout the Psalms. David knew the need of having a fixed heart on God. We all face trials and sadness that comes into our lives, but our hearts must be fixed upon the Lord. He is the source of our strength and He loves us so much. We must never forget that! In Ps. 112:7 it says: "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting the LORD." and verse 8 says: "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting the LORD." So we will face sad times and bad times, but if our heart is fixed, we will keep on trusting the LORD and He will work things out for us.
2) WHAT THE SEA SAW- In Psalm 114 it talks about Israel coming out of Egypt and in verse three it says: "The sea saw it, and fled:" What did the sea see? The Red Sea saw the mighty God of Israel saying make way for His people and the sea responded! Verse seven says: "Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the God of Jacob;" and the Red Sea did tremble and pull back to let the Israelites walk across on dry ground. I hope we can see what the sea saw!!
3) Psalms 118:22,23. When Jesus was in his earthly ministry, He quoted this passage of Scripture. He quoted these two verses in Psalms. "The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes." These verse are mentioned five times in the New Testament. Three time in the Gospels as Jesus spoke them. Once in Acts as Paul spoke them and once in Peter as Peter quoted them. They are pretty important verses to be sure! It is saying that the stone (Jesus) which the builders (the Jews) rejected (crucified) is become the head stone (chief of the church, Lord of all) of the corner (what all else is built upon, church, etc.).
Well, I've got to go for today! May God richly bless!! Pastor Mike Mutchler