GETTING NEAR THE END OF PSALMS
|Today is Wednesday. I get to preach at Church tonight! I'm excited because I will be sharing Leviticus and Numbers to the people. I am on a walk through the Bible, and tonight I walk through two books of Moses. Today I read Psalms 128 through Psalms 137. Here are some points to ponder:|
1) HOW LONG? MAKE HASTE. WAIT. - These phrases are found throughout Psalms. "How long" is found four times in Psalms 13, and 24 times throughout the Psalms. "Make haste" is found three times in Psalms 70, and seven times throughout the Psalms. "Wait" is found three times in Psalms 130, and twenty-four times throughout the Psalms. Put them in chronological order and you come up with this truth: David is asking God "How Long?" He is impatient with God's timing and urging God to hurry up! Then we see "Make Haste". We now see that David is at the end of his rope and he is asking, almost demanding from God hurry up LORD! Then we see "wait". Now David realizes that it is his time schedule that needs to be adjusted, not God's. Isn't that true of us. In the end, it is always our time schedule that needs to be adjusted. We fret over what God has already scheduled a time to have our problems dealt with. Let us learn to patiently WAIT on the LORD. Psalms 130: 5,6 "I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the LORD more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning."
2) UNITY=ANOINTING- Psalms 133:1,2 read: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;" I used to think: You get to dwelling together in unity and someone pours oil all over your head.... how wonderful...not! Well, I had it all wrong. The ointment discussed is the holy anointing oil that was used to anoint priest into ministry, and kings into service, and prophets into ministry. What it is saying is when a church has it's self in unity, it is like God anoints the place! Wow, this I want! I want the service anointed, the choir anointed, the teachers anointed, the deacons anointed, the preacher anointed, let it flow all over us.
3) FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH.... HOW LONG? In Psalms 136, we find the phrase: "for his mercy endureth for ever" 26 times in 26 verses. Each verse ends with this phrase. So, unless I miss my guess I think that God is telling us something about His mercy. I think we can safely conclude that it endureth...... for ever!! That is right. Unless you are worried about God's mercy ending before it is your time to stand before Him in judgment; realize that His Word says it endureth.... for ever!! YEAH!!! That is good news for us!!
Well, hope you have a blessed day. I'm enjoyed God's Word this morning. God walk with God and listen to His voice. Pastor Mike Mutchler