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Awesome

Awesome

“Our God is an awesome God”. Psalm 8:3-4 considers the vastness of His created universe and in the midst of its entire splendor asks why He chose man above everything else upon which to bestow His utmost care and attention. The term “son of man” is applied to Jesus in the New Testament, and remember […]

The Splendor Of His Majesty

The Splendor Of His Majesty

In Psalm 145 David recalls the goodness of God as he extols, exalts, and lifts Him up in praises for His greatness, His glorious splendor, His majesty, and His glorious works. All of creation is intended to praise Him: Revelation 4:11 says that He created all things by His will, and the King James version […]

A Testimony

A Testimony

The Bible clearly shows us that God delights in His people speaking to one another about Him and His goodness (see Malachi 3:16). And not only within the four walls of the church, but to the people in the world around us: “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His […]

Light Or Darkness

Light Or Darkness

Light and darkness are polar opposites: the darkness of a stormy night with no light in sight verses the brilliance of the mid-day sun in a cloudless sky. This is the contrast of two kingdoms, the kingdom of God (which is light) and the kingdom of Satan (which is darkness). The question is which kingdom […]

So Great A Salvation

So Great A Salvation

Psalm 21, from where Rose’s poem for this meditation has been inspired, opens with the psalmist-king expressing joy and rejoicing in the salvation and strength of the Lord Yhovah, (Jehovah). Some expositors or commentators, as well as some Jewish Rabbis, view this Psalm as a picture of Messiah-king rising in victory. However, in the immediate […]

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving

In Daniel chapter six we learn of Daniel’s commitment to God and prayer. What did he pray for? The Bible does not tell us at this point, however we know that later in the book he prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem and the return of his people according to the Scriptures (Daniel 9:1-19). This […]

Following The Presence

Following The Presence

After Israel’s 40-year detour of wondering in the wilderness, the new generation is finally ready to enter the promised land of Canaan. According to Joshua 3:1-5, the people left the old encampment and came to the Jordan, which was now the final barrier separating them from their new land, and here, they stopped, and waited until they received […]

The Call To Praise

The Call To Praise

Throughout the Scriptures we find numerous calls to bring praise to the Lord with thanksgiving, or examples of people doing so. The book of Psalms contains a great collection of praise and worship “songs”, and encourages us to follow the pattern it sets. “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song” Psalm 98:1; “I will […]

How Great Is God

How Great Is God

The word great is so great that it takes at least eight adjectives to describe it, adjectives such as noble, wonderful, absolute, and five others. We catch a glimpse of the greatness of God in Psalm 8:3-4, as the Psalmist speaks to Him saying, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The […]

God’s Inclination

God’s Inclination

Psalm 40:1-8 begins in verse 1 saying, “I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord, and He inclined to me and heard me” (Amplified Bible). The Scriptures emphasize that God is constantly keeping watch over His children. While His eyes “are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good” Proverbs 15:3, 2 […]