Friday, September 29, 2017
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
Real worship is responsive; it affects the way we live and what we live for. David puts it plainly: "LORD, help me to want what You want!" As we rush through our day today, may we take time to get to the second stanza - worshiping God not just as the Great Big One out there (Who does deserve to be praised!), but to come away with a heartfelt desire that our desires will be His.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Many Psalms were written for public worship, but also carried with them a tune and a topic that could be carried out into daily, personal life. Here the Psalmist calls on all people to stop and proclaim to God "How awesome are your deeds!" In the following verses he goes on to recite great national historical events like the crossing of the their deliverance from bondage in Egypt, their crossing through the Red Sea on dry land, their preservation as a nation, and His provision in the Promised Land. But then he gets personal, telling how he will respond by bringing offerings to God, exhorting us to hear his own story of how awesome God is. The greatest thing to him is the last stanza:
20 Blessed be God,
That is the most awesome thought, is it not? That God still loves me.