Bible Pathway - July 11, 2012
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- 2012 Jul 11
Read Psalms 92
Praise for the Lord's loving-kindness; an appeal for justice, for singing, worship, and praise to the Lord.
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O Most High: To shew forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night (Ps. 92:1-2).
There is no God like our Jehovah God. He is the only God and deserves praise like no other person or being. He is unique and since He created and sustains our vast universe He desires and deserves our praise to Him. The Lord reigneth . . . Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is holy (99:1-5).
Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, so each day can begin and end with singing His praises. Singing expresses joy as we go through the day enjoying His presence, and singing hymns of praise honors the Most High God. O SING unto the Lord a new song (98:1).
Some people think that when they have problems they have a right to complain, but this is only self-pity that leads to additional gloom. Since we cannot praise God and complain at the same time, singing His praises will bring a release from the oppression of sorrow and bless us with His rest.
The Lord's presence can turn even a prison into a paradise. The apostles, after being beaten and thrown into prison, sang praises to the Lord at midnight. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them (Acts 16:25).
Singing God's praises is a testimony of our absolute confidence that every event in our life is in accord with love's message sent from heaven.
Although we may find it hard to reconcile some disappointments with the Truth of God's Word, it is still a fact that all things work together for good to them that love God (Rom. 8:28). At times, this Scripture may be one of the hardest to accept. However, all of God's Word reveals how right it is to trust in this verse. The result will be that no longer will we be guilty of faultfinding, dissatisfaction, and unhappiness.
Serving the Lord with gladness begins with unconditional confidence in His unchanging Word. When we begin to put our total dependence on God's Word, we begin to understand how truly great God actually is. Those who really want to hear from Him will find it easier to see God revealing Himself.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord (Eph. 5:19).
Thought for Today:
When our speech is filled with praise, complaints will disappear.
As the Creator: It is He that hath made us (Ps. 100:3). All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11).
92:6 brutish, without regard to reason or propriety; 93:5 becometh, distinguishes; 94:20 throne of iniquity, workers of evil; frameth, devises; 95:7 of His hand, under His care; 99:3 terrible, holy, awesome.
Pray for Bible Pathway Printer: Ambrose Printing Staff, Nashville, TN • Government Official: Rep. Ed J. Markey (MA) • Country: Madagascar (15 million) an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique • Major languages: French and Malagasy • Increasingly anti-Christian • 43% witchcraft, ancestor worship, and some astrology; 21% Protestant; 21% Roman Catholic; 2% Muslim • Prayer Suggestion: Ask the Lord to reveal His perfect will for you (Ps. 25:4).
Optional Reading: 1 Timothy 2
Memory Verse for the Week: Galatians 6:7