Read Psalms 88 – 91
God's answer brings light and mercy; Psalm 90, the oldest psalm in the Bible written by Moses - the brevity of life and eternity of God; The 91st psalm – magnificent, amazing promises of security to those who trust God.
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about Him. O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto Thee? or to Thy faithfulness round about Thee (Ps.89:6-8)?
The psalmist is offering great praise to God with these questions. Their answer is obvious. He even gives it himself in the middle of them by recognizing the greatness of God.
Some might wonder why these rhetorical type questions were used in the text of the Word of God. The answer to this is that they cause us to think on the subject a little bit deeper. It is our natural instinct when we see a question that we try to answer it.
The first question asks if there is any in heaven that can be compared to God. The answer of course is no. God created all that is in heaven and earth. The Creator is greater than His creation. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth (Rev. 19:6).
The second question is similar to the first. The writer asks if any can be compared to the Lord. While many might try to equate themselves with God,this attempt will always end in failure. There is only one true God. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life (I John 5:20).
The identity of God is revealed in these verses. We find that there is none other like God. God is all powerful. God is meant to be feared and reverenced. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (Heb. 12:28).
There are many things in this world that might try to draw our praise and worship away from God. Some of these things may be enticing. However, they are not God. God is the only One deserving of the aforementioned praise and worship.
Let us praise God for all He is. Let us worship Him for all He does. Give praise to the One and Only True God.
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen (Jude 1:25).
Thought for Today:
Those who take note of the brevity of our lives will seek after wisdom.
By the seed (descendants) of David (Ps. 89:3-4). Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed (descendants) of David according to the flesh (Rom. 1:3; also Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:31-32).
88:13 prevent, come before; 89:10 Rahab in this context is a poetic name for Egypt (see 87:4; Is. 51:9); 89:24 horn be exalted, authority shall increase; 89:41 spoil, plunder; 90:13 let it repent thee concerning, change your judgment to compassion on; 91:13 dragon, serpent, a reference to Satan. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years (Rev. 20:2; see also 12:3-4,7,9,13,16-17;13:2,4,11).
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Optional Reading: I Timothy 1
Memory Verse for the Week: Galatians 6:7