My sister-in-law passed away Tuesday, November 13. Because I will be out of town for a few days, I am going to publish some Psalms devotions from my archives through this Sunday, and then will be writing again for the Monday, November 19th devotional.
This devotional from Psalm 104 was first published on October 4, 2006.
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, 2 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, 4 Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
31 May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in His works. 32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34 May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD. 35 May sinners be consumed from the earth, and the wicked be no more.
Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!
Psalm 104:1-4 and 31-35
This Psalm is filled with beautiful imagery! God covers himself with light, He stretches the heavens like a curtain, He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, He makes the clouds His chariots, He walks on the wings of the wind. After a thorough reading of the entire Psalm it becomes really obvious that everything in this world is kept by God. He created everything with a purpose; nothing came about haphazardly.
Is it no wonder that we can live in complete confidence and trust in such a God who orders everything perfectly? When God looks upon the earth, it trembles! We humans would do well to consider the reaction of all nature and animals to God! The animals do not doubt the existence of God.
Pray today that you would be filled with praise to God when you consider His mighty creation and the salvation that is ours through Him.
God Bless You,