Today, I started reading in Ps. 93 and read through 113. Here are a few thoughts:
1) GOD HEARS AND SEES-Ps. 94:9 "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?" Israel is accusing God of not hearing them, but the response is "I made the ear, of course I hear! I made the eye, of course I see!" (a paraphrase) God hears us and sees us even when we feel like He isn't paying attention to us; we are still the apple of His eye! *The Apple of the Eye, is the reflection in the pupil of the eye at what it is looking at. In other words, if you looked in God's eyes, you would see yourself, for He is looking at you!!
2) BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SET BEFORE YOU-Ps. 101:3 "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:" God wants us to be pure and holy, but we will not be doing that if we are watching wickedness. We need to make sure we are guarding what our eyes look at. A constant struggle in this world in which we live, but a struggle we need to be engaged in. The mind will not dwell on what the eye is not beholding. Keep your eyes pure and your mind can be too!
3) HISTORY CHAPTERS-Psalms 104-106. In these three chapters, we have a history lesson with spiritual applications. Ch. 104 tells us of Creation through Noah; Ch. 105 tells us of Abraham through Moses; and Ch. 106 tells us of Moses, the Exodus, and the Wilderness journey. When you read these three chapters, keep that in mind and you will see it in the verses.
4) THE FIXED HEART- Ps. 108:1 "O GOD, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory." Ps.. 112:7 "his heart is fixed trusting in the LORD." Ps. 112:8 "His heart is established," Ps. 57:7 "My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise." The fixed heart is a heart that doesn't waver because of circumstances. David said his heart was fixed on song and praise, and regardless of what came his way in life, he was stuck on song and praise to God. We too need to have our hearts fixed on God! Whatever trials await us, we should be fixed in our faith and knowledge of God's goodness and love to us.
Well, so much for today. I hope you have a blessed day and that all is going well for you. Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you!! Hope you have a great day. Remember... tomorrow is Sunday!!
Pastor Mike Mutchler