A psalm with six points

Today’s (Su 04/10/2015) reading is Psalm 135 and has for us six particular points of interest.

Praise (v1-4)

Our God, who is gracious and good treats us, His people, as special to Himself.

Pre-eminence (v5-7)

Omnipotent – almighty or infinite in power.

This is our God who holds us as His children.  All powerful, creator, triune (Father, Son and Holy Spirit.)  Lord of all. Free to do as He wants and yet Our Father.

Power (v8-12)

In history and in our lives He has shown that he is all powerful.  He has blessed us as He has blessed all His children in the past.  As He blesses us now. Not just in ethereal terms but in practical ways.

Permanence (v12-13)

He has provided victory and judgement to His people in the past.  He is able and does  judge us, with punishment possible, and yet His mercy is everlasting as we continue in faith.

Pathetic (v15-18)

We are pathetic when we turn to idols and other sinful ways of living that lead us to think of ourselves as greater than our God is.  As able to survive without Him.

People (v19-21)

So we, like the people of Israel have done, need to turn and fear the Lord with praise and blessing Him as our Almighty God and Father.

 

So this passage from Philippians 1:9-10 brings me to this author’s prayer for us;

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.

May this be our individual prayer today.

Glenn

 

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