Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bless His Holy Name

 17The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
 18The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
 19He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
 20The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
 21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. 
(Psalm 145:17-21, King James Version)

Bless His Holy Name

Seven times David recounted the blessings of God in these verses from Psalm 145, reminding us to bless His Holy name.

*The Lord is righteous in all his ways.
*The Lord is holy in all his works.
*The Lord is near to all that call upon Him in truth.
*The Lord will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him.
*The Lord will hear the cry of them that fear Him.
*The Lord will save them that fear Him.
*The Lord preserves all that love him.

What an amazing God we serve! Notice, however, that there is a qualification in these blessings of God. The Lord is righteous to all, holy regarding His dealings with everyone, but is only near to them that call upon Him in truth. He only fills the desires of those that fear Him, and He only hears the cry and saves them that fear Him.

What of those who do not love the Lord? Verse 20 tells us that all the wicked will He destroy! That sounds a bit harsh, does it not. However, true justice demands that those who hate God will be punished. Even if they live in comparative ease on this earth, the day will come when they will have to answer to God Himself for the deeds done on this earth. At that time, the true nature of their hearts will be revealed.

Truthfully, this world is all we know. It is not easy to look beyond this life, but it is necessary that we do so, for God is an eternal Being. This world is but a vapor compared to eternity. Let us not be so consumed by this world and the things it offers that we do not turn our faces to the life to come.

In Heaven, these things will be seen for the trifles they are! Nothing accomplished here, apart from our service to God, will matter in eternity. As believers, let us run this race with patience, knowing that these days are evil, but our true life with Christ is coming.

Let us then join David in proclaiming, "My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever."

God Bless You,
Linda

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