Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28 – Psalms 111-118

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Psalms 111-118. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

There are so many great things to choose from our reading. Cherish the words because I am unfortunately only able to comment on one idea.

I love the attributes of God. Today the Psalmist reminds us of that by comparing against other “gods” and deities. “Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have hears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot makes a sound.” (Psalms 115 4-7 NLT) Their gods are formed by human hands, and while they have physical features, they are simply just a carving. Their gods do not hear their prayers. Their gods do not communicate to them. Their gods do not move and work in their life. Their gods are just a human creation.

But our God, the one true God is master and creator of all. “Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes.” (Psalms 115:3 NLT) The Psalmist reminds the nation of Israel to trust in the LORD. Over and over again we are reminded to trust in the Lord. Why? Because our God is a living God who cares deeply about us. He is not an inanimate object, he is living, breathing and strong enough for us to put our trust into him!

Little side note, as I was this post I was listening to Spotify and the song Those Who Trust by Waterdeep Worship came on. What an awesome song as I was writing the words “trust.” God reassures in some really cool ways. Here is a video of a worship band singing this song after their opening prayer.

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