Tag: Psalms 104-106

Contemplating God’s Love!

Scripture reading for June 24th: Psalms 104-106

One of the attributes of God is that He is good!  God has been good to me and I have personally experienced His goodness for over 67 years!  Today’s psalms reflect on the goodness of God to His people because of who He is.  God and His goodness is the greatest subject that the human mind could contemplate!

God is clothed in splendor and majesty! (Psalm 104:1-2)  He has stretched out the heavens like a tent canopy and decorated the sky with jewels of light.  He is the one who uses the winds as His messengers and the lightening bolts as His servants. (Psalm 104:4)  He set the earth on its foundations and formed it’s surface, covering it with water.  He created the plants, animals, the birds of the air and fish of the sea. (Psalm 104:24-25)  This majestic God is the source of all food, breath, and life! (Psalm 104:33-35)

In Psalm 105 God is worshiped for His faithfulness to His covenant with His people!  (Psalm 105:8-9)  The people of God have been cared for by God’s covenant love, from saving them from famine through Joseph to the deliverance from Egypt through Moses and the miracles wrought through his hands.  God brought the people out of slavery, loaded down with silver and gold.  He fed them and watered them on their journey (Psalm 105:37-41).  This was because of His promises to Abraham and the covenant that God was faithful to keep!  He is worthy of praise!

God’s goodness is without limit and His love is from everlasting to everlasting!  (Psalm 106:1)  God’s love also includes His loving discipline!  Some of the judgments recorded here include the wilderness experience where a generation that would not believe died!  God dealt with unbelief, rebellion, idolatry, grumbling and disobedience!  (Psalm 106: 32-39)  God’s people had a history of unfaithfulness, but God has remained faithful!  Even when He handed them over to the nations, He heard their cry and because of His great love, and He relented! (Psalm 106:44-46)  God deserves praise from everlasting to everlasting!

Take a moment today to remember God and His faithfulness to you personally.  Look back over your life and offer thanks and worship for God’s creation, provision, healing, deliverance and discipline!

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Remembering God’s enduring love!

Scripture reading for June 23rd: Psalms 104-106

One of the attributes of God is that He is good!  Thankfully, God has been good to me and I have personally experienced that goodness for over 60 years!  In these last three psalms, the psalmist reflects on the goodness of God to His people because of who He is.  Let’s reflect with this psalmist about God, the greatest subject that the human mind could contemplate!

Psalm 104 begins praising God who wraps Himself with light!   This God is clothed in splendor and majesty! (Psalm 104:1-2)  He by His great power has stretched out the heavens like a tent canopy and decorated the sky with jewels of light.  He is the one who used the winds as His messengers and the lightening bolts as His servants. (Psalm 104:4)  He set the earth on its foundations and formed it’s surface, covering it with water.  He created the plants and animals and the birds of the air and fish of the sea. (Psalm 104:24-25)  This majestic God is the source of all food, breath, and life!  He is worthy of continual praise for His goodness! (Psalm 104:33-35)

In Psalm 105 God is worshiped for His faithfulness to His covenant!  (Psalm 105:8-9)  History is filled with the record of God’s miracles and deliverance on behalf of His people.  The people of God have been cared for by God’s power and wisdom.  He saved them from famine through Joseph and delivered them from Egypt through Moses.  God brought the people out of slavery, loaded down with silver and gold.  He fed them and watered them on their journey (Psalm 105:37-41).  This was because of His promises to Abraham and the covenant that God faithfully kept!

Psalm 106:1 declared  God’s goodness was without limit and His love was from everlasting to everlasting! God’s love also included His discipline for He only disciplines those He loves!  Some of the judgments recorded included the death of the unbelieving generation in the wilderness!  God dealt with unbelief, rebellion, idolatry, grumbling and disobedience!  (Psalm 106: 32-39)  God’s people have had a history of unfaithfulness, but He has remained faithful and will forever!

Take a moment today to remember God and His faithfulness to you personally.  Look back over your life and offer thanks and worship for God’s creation, provision, healing, deliverance and discipline that you have experienced!

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Clothed in Majesty and Splendor

Scripture reading for June 24th: Psalms 104-106

“Praise the Lord, O my soul.  O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty. He wraps Himself in light as with a garment. . .” (Psalm 104:1-2a)

In Psalm 104, the psalmist begins to worship the Lord of creation for who He is.  This psalm mirrors the creation account of Genesis 1 and by careful observation one can find references to all 7 days.  The creation declares the glory and majesty of the Creator.  (Psalm 19)  God not only wrapped Himself in light, but He stretched out the heavens like a tent.  Light marks the sky by day and night and God sets the times and seasons using their consistent motions.

God also formed the earth and it’s atmosphere, making it a place fit for life, and filled it with all forms of life.  The waters of the sea, as well as the land, teem with every kind of creature!  Each creature looks to God for it’s life and provision. (Psalm 104:27)  God faithfully supplies for each one and they are satisfied.  When God takes away their breath, they die and return to the dust.  When God sends His Spirit, they are renewed!  Contemplation of the cycles of life brings one who is conscious of God to worship!

God provides for man especially.  He brings forth “wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.” (Psalm 104:15)   This verse struck me as more than just physical provisions, although the earth surely brings forth plenteous provision for mankind.  The wine speaks of the blood of Jesus Christ, which is able to purify the heart of man and make him eternally glad!  The oil speaks of the precious gift of the Holy Spirit which is the down payment of heaven, God living in us and revealing His glory through the Spirit’s abiding presence.  The bread represents the body of Jesus Christ, broken for us.  If any man eat this bread, he will live forever!  Praise the Lord for His wonderful provision!

The psalmist concludes his worship poem with these lines: “May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works. . .I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.  May my meditation be pleasing to Him as I rejoice in the Lord.” (Psalm 104:31,33-34)

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God is Good, His Love endures forever!

Scripture reading for June 24th: Psalms 104-106

One of the attributes of God is that He is good!  Thankfully, God has been good to me and I have personally experienced that goodness for over 60 years!  In these last three psalms, the psalmist reflects on the goodness of God to His people because of who He is.  Let’s reflect with this psalmist about God, the greatest subject that the human mind could contemplate!

Psalm 104 begins with the praise of God who wraps Himself with light as a garment!  This is the God who is light and in Him is no darkness at all or shadow of turning!  This God is clothed in splendor and majesty! (Psalm 104:1-2)  He by His great power has stretched out the heavens like a tent canopy and decorated the sky with jewels of light.  He is the one who uses the winds as His messengers and the lightening bolts as His servants. (Psalm 104:4)  He set the earth on its foundations and formed it’s surface, covering it with water and setting boundaries for that water.  He created the plants and animals and the birds of the air and fish of the sea. (Psalm 104:24-25)  This majestic God is the source of all food, breath, and life!  He is worthy of continual praise for His goodness! (Psalm 104:33-35)

In Psalm 105 God is worshiped for His faithfulness to His covenant with His people!  (Psalm 105:8-9)  History is filled with the record of God’s miracles and deliverance on behalf of His people.  The people of God have been cared for by God’s power and wisdom throughout their history, from saving them from famine through Joseph to the deliverance from Egypt through Moses and the miracles wrought through his hands.  God brought the people out of slavery, loaded down with silver and gold.  He fed them and watered them on their journey (Psalm 105:37-41).  This was because of His promises to Abraham and the covenant that God was faithful to keep!  He is worthy of praise!

Psalm 106 begins with a declaration of the goodness and love of God! (Psalm 106:1)  This is but an attempt to proclaim what is an infinite subject!  God’s goodness is without limit and His love goes from everlasting to everlasting!  Now that’s a broad subject!  God’s love also includes His loving discipline!  God only disciplines those He loves!  Some of the judgments recorded here include the wilderness experience where a generation that would not believe died!  God dealt with unbelief, rebellion, idolatry, grumbling and disobedience!  (Psalm 106: 32-39)  God’s people have a history of unfaithfulness, but God has remained faithful!  Even when He handed them over to the nations, He heard their cry and because of His great love, he relented! (Psalm 106:44-46)  This good and ever-loving God deserves praise from everlasting to everlasting!

Take a moment today to remember God and His faithfulness to you personally.  Look back over your life and offer thanks and worship for God’s creation, provision, healing, deliverance and discipline that you have experienced!  Remember, we will worship Him for eternity!

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