ENJOYING TEN CHAPTERS IN PSALMS
|Today is Wednesday. I'm looking forward to our "Walk Through The Bible" tonight at Church. I am going through Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. I hope it will help people to understand these two books of the Bible. Today, I read ten chapters in Psalms and marked up many verses, but have time to share but a few. Here they are: |
1) SET GOD BEFORE YOU- In Psalms 54:3, David tells about his adversaries and says: "For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah." That phrase: "they have not set God before them", jumped out at me. It didn't say they did not have God in their lives at all, but that they didn't set God "before" them. If we are not careful, God is an afterthought to us instead of our primary focus. If we set God before us, they He will always be in our sight and thoughts. He is our focus and our target, our goal and our passion. Set God before you so that you cannot ignore Him, you will not overlook Him, you will not neglect Him. Don't just have God "in" your life, have God "before" you in life!
2) DAILY- David speaks of having "daily" opposition. In Psalms 56 we see in verse 1: "Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me." and then in verse 2: "Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High." and then in verse 5: "Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil." Daily...getting attacked by ones enemies. Well, we do have an enemy, and he is Satan. We need to realize that he is after us daily! Satan can use people to give us daily agitation and daily opposition, but David put his faith firmly in the LORD, and because of this He could say in verse 3: "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." and then in verse 4: "In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me." and then in verse 11: "In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me." So, though we daily have attacks upon us .... we daily have the ability to look to God in faith without fear! Get ready daily for the challenge.
3) PRAISE WAITETH- In Psalms 65:1, it reads: "Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed." Praise awaits for God. I know that we do not praise the LORD as we should. I know that we do not praise as often, as passionate, as consistent as we should being God's child. But, one day.... one day.... we will praise God as He deserves! Praise awaits our God. I'm looking forward to that day when I can praise the LORD as he deserves to be praised! How about you?
Well, so much for today. May God richly bless you! Pastor Mike Mutchler