Tag: Psalms 7-12

God’s glory displayed!

Scripture reading for June 5th: Psalms 7-12

“When  I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care about him?” Psalm 8:3-4

As David worshiped the majestic Lord who was “our Lord”, he began to contemplate creation.  God’s glory was displayed majestically in the heavenly bodies.  The sun, moon and stars all spoke of the wonder of a God who breathed out the stars. (Psalm 8:1,3)  In Psalm 33:6, David actually said that God made the starry host by the breath of his mouth!  When looking at those heavenly hosts, David began to think about man and how insignificant man seemed compared to the vast glory of creation.

What is man?  Man has been made or created just a little lower than the heavenly beings.  God has crowned him with glory and honor.  Man is made in God’s likeness and image. (Genesis 1:26)  He has been given dominion and authority to rule over the fish of the sea, birds of the air, and over the livestock and over all the earth!  (Psalm 8:6-8)  God has entrusted man with His creation!  That alone is enough to make us worship this amazing God!  He breaths out the stars but cares enough about us to crown us with honor and glory too!

A proper understanding of who God is and who we are in relation to Him is a great aid to true worship.  We are so blessed by God to be formed in His image!  We are given authority to rule over creation.  We are not victims or cosmic accidents.  God lovingly formed us and gave us significance beyond our size or stature in comparison to the know universe!  We are mere specks of dust in comparison to the vastness of space and the heavens!  Such understanding draws us to worship and adoration!  Take time today to note the glorious creation and the majesty of God displayed there!  Thank Him for crowning you with glory and honor!  Worship His majestic name!

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Let God Arise!

Scripture reading for June 5th: Psalms 7-12

God’s people have always been under attack by the enemy of their soul, Satan.  Satan hates godly people because they won’t bow to him and do evil.  Those Satan has under his sway are used to steal, kill, and destroy and they speak one language: lie!  (John 8:44)  God’s people are not violent and slanderous.  They don’t do back to others the evil that is done to them.  However, they must protect themselves and their families from the attacks of those under Satan’s command.  The psalms give us great insight into how godly people have cast these cares on God and asked for His help!

“O Lord my God, I take refuge in You; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.” (Psalm 7:1-2)  Running to God in prayer, God’s people would pray or sing of their faith in God as their protector.  They depended on Him and His power to save and deliver them.  They viewed their enemies as ferocious beasts attacking them and themselves as powerless without God’s help!

“Arise, O Lord, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies.  Awake, my God; decree justice.” (Psalm 7:6)  God was understood to be angry at the  wicked every day. (Psalm 7:11)  As a just judge, He would punish those who broke His law and would protect and vindicate those under His Law.  Sometimes, it seemed like God was not aware of the wicked and the Psalmist calls for God to “arise” or “awake” to their defense.

“Arise, Lord!  Lift up your hand, O God.  Do not forget the helpless.”  . . .”But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.  The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out.” (Psalm 7:12,14-15)  God alone can help the helpless!  He is their hope and protector.  He sees what is done in darkness and brings justice to those oppressed!  Vengeance belongs to the Lord alone!

“The Lord is King forever and ever; the nations perish from his land.” (Psalm 7:16)  This hymn of petition and praise concludes with victorious faith!  Thanks be to God for the victory!

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The Glory of God

Scripture reading for June 5th: Psalms 7-12

“When  I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care about him?” Psalm 8:3-4

As David worshiped the majestic Lord who was “our Lord”, he began to contemplate creation.  God’s glory is displayed majestically in the heavenly bodies.  The sun, moon and stars all speak of the wonder of a God who breathed out the stars. (Psalm 8:1,3)  In Psalm 33:6, David actually says that God made the starry host by the breath of his mouth!  When looking at those heavenly hosts, David began to think about man and how insignificant man seemed compared to the vast glory of creation.

What is man?  Man has been made or created just a little lower than the heavenly beings.  God has crowned him with glory and honor.  Man is made in God’s likeness and image. (Genesis 1:26)  He has been given dominion and authority to rule over the fish of the sea, birds of the air, and over the livestock and over all the earth!  (Psalm 8:6-8)  God has entrusted man with His creation!  That alone is enough to make us worship this amazing God!  He breaths out the stars but cares enough about us to crown us with honor and glory too!

A proper understanding of who God is and who we are in relation to Him is a great aid to true worship.  We are so blessed by God to be formed in His image!  We are given authority to rule over creation.  We are not victims or cosmic accidents.  God lovingly formed us and gave us significance beyond our size or stature in comparison to the know universe!  We are mere specks of dust in comparison to the vastness of space and the heavens!  Such understanding draws us to worship and adoration!  Take time today to note the glorious creation and the majesty of God displayed there!  Thank Him for crowning you with glory and honor!  Worship His majestic name!

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