Monday, November 21, 2011

Praise unto Thee!

 1Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
 2O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
 3Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. 

 Praise unto Thee!

For the believer, God is the source, the depth, the height, and the breadth of all of our strength and hope. Truly, to God alone, we say, “I offer all of my praise unto Thee!”

In Psalm 65, verses 1-3, we sense the tension that David felt, and which we also feel, when considering the realities of trying to live a life to the glory and honor of God, our Father. Though our heart is willing and desirous of faithfully serving God, we are left with a meager service, at best, for our sins seem to ever so diligently creep in, seeking to destroy our hope and faith.

However, Christ, our Hope and our Light, has purged our iniquities away! His death on the cross has conquered the sin and death that seeks to slay us. Indeed, unto Christ has all flesh gone; only in Him have all men found the one, true source of all hope, peace, and joy by having their sins removed, as far as the east is from the west!

Even David, though living long before Christ walked this earth, looked forward to that great event when Christ would put an end to the victory of sin in his life. Though he did not know the details, he did know and understand that God was the only One who could purge his sins away!

For the Christian these are the glorious truths that give us hope in the middle of the frustrations of life. Apart from Christ, where is the joy, the hope, and the assurance that God has conquered, forever, the effects of sin and misery upon our lives? God is the only One to whom all who pray the sinner’s prayer will find eternal rest and peace.

Yes, let us join with David in saying, “May all glory and praise unto Thee, O God, be given, for You hear our prayer and wash all of our iniquities away!”

What an amazing God we serve!

God Bless You,

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