Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Eyes of All

 14The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
 15The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
 16Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. 
(Psalm 145:14-16, King James Version)

The Eyes of All

How can we not, as children of God, sing honor and praise to God, our First Love, when we read such glorious words of Scripture as these? Truly, we must cry to the Lord, "The eyes of all wait upon thee." For even the creatures look to their Creator for food and sustenance, for, unlike man, they know their Creator!

Man in his foolish pride thinks that he attains unto greatness by his own efforts. Little does he realize that the greatness to which he attains is at the hand of God Almighty. Even those who are not believers achieve greatness or lack of it due to the hand of God's providence upon them. For we are reminded in the Proverbs,
 1The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. (Proverbs 21:1, King James Version)

As God's children, we are greatly encouraged by David's words in Psalm 145: The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that he bowed down. So, we are reminded that if God has caused us to be bowed down for a time, then we have every hope that He will also raise us up again. Perhaps the very reason we are going through troubles is so that we will turn to Him and cry out for relief.

Everything we have, and everything we experience is evidence of the good hand of God upon us. Let us, then, not be tempted to worship the things we have have, or to take undue pride in our own accomplishments. If we have achieved much, it is due to God's help. If we have achieved little, it is so that we might look to God to sustain us.

In faith, then, let us join David in praising God and in acknowledging the truth of his words.
The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
This is the God we serve. He loves us, He saves us, He keeps us, and some day He will bring us home to Glory to be with Him forever! What an amazing God we serve!

God Bless You,
Linda


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