May 24, 2017. Psalm 108-110.
Oh to have a steadfast heart….
I will always sing your praise LORD!!
Always because of Your mercy, truth, deliverance, glory, holiness, and help!!
(Psalm 108:3-4) I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds.
We must give praise to God with the freeness and the gift of expression.
There are so many ways to give Him praise. How will you choose to praise your giving and loving Lord? Will it be with your words, with a musical song, with creativity in artwork? Whatever you excel in won’t you choose to praise God with?
I will give myself to prayer….O god of my praise, do not keep silent!
We must seek our help from God! Adverse events and trials will come. Will we be consistent in our prayers and faith? Oh to be completely and entirely dependent upon the grace and favor of God, for strength, and success!
What God has promised He will perform. God has spoken in His holiness, in His holy word. So, we in prayer are to act in faith on the power and promises of God. An active faith can rejoice in what God says. With the comfort of these prayers we can know that God has secured and settled on us, even though it may not seem tangible or within our reach.
(Psalm109 1,4b) Do not keep silent, O God of my praise! But I give myself to prayer.
Do you see the Psalmist revealing his humanity? He seems a bit harsh and angry in parts of chapter 109. He is crying out against evil and deceit. If we look at David’s over all history, these emotions would be out of character to who he was.
And so, what did he do….he gave himself to prayer, nothing else but prayer! To give anything of ourselves has to be a deliberate action on our behalf. This was his gentle answer towards his enemies; he brought the details of his case before The Judge of the whole earth! David asks for the silence to be broken with a bold confidence. It is with a cry out from a man who has a very close communion with the LORD. A word from God is all he asked for….
Could it be that God’s justice to the wicked is really just as simple as mercy to the righteous? Could it really be that simple to just easy-does-it fall-back into God’s mercy? After all He is mercy and grace….anything good that we experience is because of God’s grace and mercy towards us.
(Hebrews 4:16) Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Jesus the Messiah is our priest forever
Why not be willing to be steadfast with our forever Savior, to be loyal, dedicated and devotedly true, faithfully fixed in place?!?