SATURDAY 28th JULY, 2018
THEME: WHAT A GOD!
TEXT: PSALM 89: 8 – 19
MEMORY VERSE: PSALM 89: 8: O Lord God Almighty, who is like You? You are mighty, O Lord and Your faithfulness surrounds You.
Out of nothing, the almighty God brought all things into being. By His wisdom, He created all things and by His providential arm, He sustains them. The works of God in creation, which are still visible to us today, testify of His eternal power and divine nature. The high mountains, the deep valleys, the oceans and their proud waves, the birds, the creatures in the deep and all kinds of animals are just part of the awesome wonder on which we can contemplate.
Psalm 89, which is the doxology at the end of Book three (of the five books) of the Psalter, is a deep reflection on the awesomeness and faithfulness of God. The appropriate reaction of anyone to the display of God’s mighty works and Providence should be that of praise and acclamation. Verse 15 says, “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord. Moses and his sister, Miriam, in astonishment, composed songs to acclaim the display of God’s power when He parted the Red Sea for the Israelites to walk through to safety on dry ground and destroyed the entire army of Pharaoh in the sea (Ex. 14: 19 – 15: 21). God expects the same from you and me.
God created man to show forth His glory and declare His praise. We malfunction when we fail to perform these duties. On the other hand, our lives become a delight to God when we praise Him for the works of His hands which abound around us and acknowledge His providence by which we are sustained. This practice enables us to abide at all times in God’s presence and to be richly blessed.
May your mouth, today and every day, be filled with the praise of our awesome God in Jesus’ name. Amen.
HYMN: EMHB 35 – FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
PRAYER: Almighty God, may Your praise continually be in my mouth.
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