July 30, 2016

Today you should read: Psalm 47

As you read this today, I want to ask you to pause. Whatever it is you’re doing, or planning to do next, for a moment, just pause. As followers of Christ, we have the supreme privilege to acknowledge the King of all creation. We can clap our hands and shout joyful praises,

For the Lord Most High is awesome.
    He is the great King of all the earth. NLT

David recognized that God was worthy of honor and praise, and he wanted to remind the Israelites of the good things God had done, and the victories that He had granted them. God had a high place in David’s life; he was a man after God’s own heart! What David recognized is the very thing we need to recognize today: God is worthy of honor and praise in our lives. We can lean totally on God’s sovereignty in the world around us and in our own lives. Even in what seems like chaos to us, God is at work. In the continually shifting political landscape, God is at work. When confusion and frustrations seem to blind, and our lives are a mess, God is at work in the mess. Look again at verses 7-9:

For God is the King over all the earth.
    Praise him with a psalm.
God reigns above the nations,
    sitting on his holy throne.
The rulers of the world have gathered together
    with the people of the God of Abraham.
For all the kings of the earth belong to God.
    He is highly honored everywhere.

God is the King over all the earth, God reigns above the nations, and the kings of earth belong to Him. We don’t have to be afraid of what might happen tomorrow, because God is already there!

So today, pause.

I’ll leave you with the words and mediations of Charles Spurgeon:

“Muse awhile, obedient thought,
Lo, the theme’s with rapture fraught;
See thy King, whose realm extends
Even to earth’s remotest ends.
Gladly shall the nations own
Him their God and Lord alone;
Clap their hands with holy mirth,
Hail him MONARCH OF THE EARTH.

Come, my soul, before him bow,
Gladdest of his subjects thou;
Leave thy portion to his choice,
In his sovereign will rejoice,
This thy purest, deepest bliss,
He is thine and thou art his.”

By: Alex Boswell

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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