Thursday, January 12, 2012

Legacy

 18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
 19And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
 20The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

Legacy

As I read through this psalm it perplexed me as it was obvious that this psalm spoke of King Solomon, but ended with,
The prayer of David, the son of Jesse are ended.
Then I realized that this psalm, written shortly before David's death, was a prayer for King Solomon, for Solomon was placed upon the throne by David while he was still living. What a glorious legacy to leave his son!

Verses 18 and 19 are a benediction; of all the things David could tell his son, he saved the most important for the end.
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
We would do well to pray these words every morning before we get out of bed, and every night before we go to sleep. Only God truly does wondrous things! By His grace let us pray that the whole earth would be filled with his glory. That prayer will come to pass; the time will come when all of the earth will acknowledge God for who He is and will honor and glorify His name.

The question to ask, then, is, what are we, as God's children, doing to bring that to pass? God has placed us here, not just to bask in abundance and seek our own pleasure, but to bring the knowledge of God to the uttermost parts of the earth. Each of us reaches our own, unique, group of people. Do we pray for our families, friends, and acquaintances? Do we seek ways to tell them of Christ? Do we show them by the example of our lives what it means to follow Christ?

God has blessed us with the good news of the Gospel, and has granted to us the riches of His kingdom. He has not given these riches to us so that we may hide them under a bushel, but so that we may shine the Light of the Gospel upon others.

Even greater than the legacy David gave to Solomon is the legacy which Christ gave to us! Let us spend our lives sharing the Gospel with those around us who live in darkness, praying that our testimonies will move them to desire Christ, their only hope!

What an amazing God we serve; oh how He loves you and me!

God Bless You,
Linda


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