Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blessed Be God!

 30Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.
 31Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
 32Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:
 33To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
 34Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
 35O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

 Blessed Be God!

What a fitting end to a glorious psalm!
The God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
David, one of the greatest kings of Israel, a man after God's own heart, continually encouraged the people to return to their First Love, saying, "Blessed be God, for He, alone, gives Israel its strength and power."

What of today? One would think it strange if a leader of a country made such a proclamation today. Indeed, in the United States one is not even allowed to hardly speak the name of God, much less make such a bold assertion. The strong leaders of this world (strong in their own eyes), actually believe that they have the strength and power within themselves to be great.

The real question each one of us must answer, however, is, what do we believe? Do we mouth the words of David, shown above, while living exactly the opposite? Are we driven to succeed, believing that in our own strength we can amass riches and honor in this life, thus obtaining great happiness? Is that not the American Dream?

I would say we must look at David's admonition in verse 30.
Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.
Why? We must rebuke those who follow the ways of this world because, in the end, all will sing praises unto the Lord. In the end, the reality of this life will be made known to all people, but for some it will be too late!

I cannot say it better than David did.
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah:  To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old; lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice. Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds. O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
Go today in the strength, power, and glory of the Lord! Blessed be God!

God Bless You,
Linda


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