Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thy Name is Good

 8But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
 9I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints. 
(Psalm 52:8-9, King James Version)

Thy Name is Good

Psalm 52 ends on a glorious note when the Psalmist proclaims, Thy name is good! Gone is any sense of doubt.

What are the benefits of trusting in the mercy of God? The Psalmist compares himself to a sturdy green olive tree. He is not just a branch that is easily swayed in the wind, but he is a strong, mature tree that can face the storms of life, but yet remain strong. It is good for us to reflect upon the Psalmist's words and compare them to our faith.

In the end, faith is all of God and none of ourselves. We are weak, like the branches of a tree, but God is our strength and fortress. In Him, alone, we can walk through the storms of life unscathed. As we ponder these things, how can we help but agree with verse 9.
I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
As we think of the contrasting natures of the wicked and the righteous as found in Psalm 52, who do you resemble most? Are you more like the wicked who slays people with his tongue and trusts in his riches, or are you like the righteous who puts all of his trust in the Lord?

Let us take some time today and meditate upon the attributes of our loving and holy God. Who is like unto God, perfect in holiness, and filled with an incomprehensible love for His people? This is the God we love and serve. We may be easily deceived by the riches of this world, but God is not. Let us put our trust in Him, and ask Him to help us to see beyond the fantasies of this world, so that we would live our lives in a manner pleasing to Him.

Truly, Oh God, Thy name is good!

God Bless You,
Linda


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