Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reading in David's Song Book

I'm on my way back to Oregon today and I cannot wait.  I miss being away every time I'm gone.  I hear that things are going well, and for that I'm most grateful.  I find myself praying much for the church and it's people when I'm away.  I've been reading in Psalms, and here are some thoughts:
1) BLESS THE RIGHTEOUS- Ps. 5:12 "For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous".  You can get God's attention by being righteous.  It is like swimming upstream even among Christians!  You will never be righteous accidentally, it will have to be on purpose, or not at all!
2) PURE WORDS- Ps. 12:6 says: "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  (7) Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."  God not only inspired the words, but God has preserved that perfect inspiration for us today!  Notice, that David is speaking this by the Holy Ghost, 500 years after Moses' law, and 1,000 years before Jesus Christ walked on earth, and yet he said the "words of the LORD are pure words" (present tense!).  We have an inspired Bible and a perfectly preserved inspired Word of God.  Every language has the one for it and I'm glad to be reading my KJV this morning.  I do believe I hold in my hands the Word of God.
3) LOVE CHURCH - Ps. 26:8 says: "LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house,"  David knew that God was not confined to a tabernacle, or temple.  In fact, in David's day, there was neither... just a place to worship God.  But he also knew that God chooses to meet man at certain places (burning bush, Mt. Sinai, Bethel, etc.); and church is one of them!!  We ought to love church like David did.  Lord, help me to love Your church more and more!!
4) LOVE GOD- Ps. 31:23 says: "O love the LORD, all ye his saints:"  We are challenged over and over in the Bible to LOVE God.  So easy when we think about Him, so hard when we get preoccupied with the cares of this life.  Let us decide to think about HIM more today! 
Well, so much for now.  Have a blessed day!!  Dr. Mike Mutchler, Pastor
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