Monday, August 30
Psalm 115:1-18 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!...
Read the complete passage
think about it.
Why are we to give God glory? How do you see God's sovereignty (complete rule)? What blessings come to those who trust Him (115:9-15)? What confidence or reassurance does this psalm give you?
The opening call in Psalm 115 is to give God the glory for the sake of His steadfast love and faithfulness (vs. 1). This is such a good psalm, full of reminders of who God is and how we need to trust and rely upon Him in all circumstances. (How about an "amen" to that?) I was really drawn today to verses 9-11. So I went back and read them again but substituted my name in certain places to make it more personal. This really helped me focus on putting God first as I headed out for the day. Here's what I did and I thought you might like to try it too?
O (put your name here), trust in the Lord! He is your help (put your name here) and your shield. . . .(put your name here) fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is your help and your shield.
So what can you do today to let the Lord know that you trust in Him and that you believe He is faithful to be your help and shield? Tami W.
P.S. Dr. Kroll starts a new weeklong series today on Back to the Bible called The God You Need to Know. We'd love to have you join us for today's study.
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