God is worthy of our time and worship. He is the creator of us and the entire Universe. Psalm 95:6 says, Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Nothing else matters than having a strong relationship with God. He loves us and wants to be in communion with us. We will never want Him more than He already wants us.
In today’s reading, David proclaims God’s glory and power. At the end of the chapter he says in Psalm 68:35, You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God! While times may change, God’s power and ability do not. He deserved our praise during the time of David and He still deserves it today.
God is the only thing that deserves our attention and respect when compared to anything else in our lives. Psalm 48:14 says, For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. When we take the time to listen to God’s guidance, we cannot go wrong. It is when we listen to our “feelings” that we can be lead down the wrong path. God is our true source of direction.
If we are not in complete amazement at God’s awesomeness, then we are doing something wrong. In Psalm 47:2 the temple assistants (The Sons of Korah) make this statement, How awesome is the Lord Most High. The great King over all the earth! When we use the word “awesome” in our modern day language, we fail to grasp the magnitude of what the authors are trying to say. The Lord Most High’s awesomeness is truly meant in an overwhelming way we can only barely grasp. Because of this, He is beyond worth of our praise.
In today’s Psalm we read a poem written by The Sons of Korah (temple assistants), most likely for Solomon’s wedding. While this is mostly historic, it is also seen as prophetic about Christ and His bride, the church. It is a reflection of our praise for Him through all generations and into eternity. Psalm 45:6 says, Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
When the world around us seems out of control, remember God owns all of it. He created it and could destroy it if He desired. In Psalm 24:1 David says, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. There is a sense of peace knowing who is in control and knowing how much He loves us and wants what is ultimately best for us.
Today’s Psalm is one used frequently in the New Testament applied to Jesus. When God sent Him to earth as a human He made Jesus just lower than the heavenly beings as described in Psalm 8:5, and yet His name remained above all names. In Psalm 8:1 David says, O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. You have set your glory above the heavens. While David was describing God and not Jesus, the same applies since Jesus was the perfect reflection of God in human form. Nothing changed in Jesus’ majesty. The only thing that changed was His human form.
Today in our church we spent the service sharing a few Thanksgiving stories. The video below was one of the videos shared this morning and was something I shared earlier in the year. I though it was a great way to show God’s hand in not only providing our needs, but in some cases providing the desires of our heart as well. God’s desire and willingness to provide all our needs is something we can all be thankful for. This week as week approach Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a chance to reflect on all God is doing and has done for us throughout the year. I pray it is a great week for all.
God is always with us no matter how far away we may feel or how far we may run from Him. In Psalm 139:7-8 David says, 7 Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. There is no where we can go where God’s presence is not there. It is up to us to accept it and be comforted and guided by Him. When God feels far away, it is because of us, not Him. He never leaves our side.