THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
BLESS THE LORD..
I want to wander through the book of Psalms and note some of those who blessed The Lord and see what they found to praise Him.
Let us start with this one. Psalm 104.
Praise the Lord, I tell myself; O Lord my God, how great you are!You are robed with honour and with majesty;
2 you are dressed in a robe of light.You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
3 you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds.You make the clouds your chariots;you ride upon the wings of the wind.
4 The winds are your messengers;flames of fire are your servants.
David uses the act of Praising GOD it seems almost on every occasion.
I wonder if David was feeling a little let down. See his first comment is to himself: Praise the Lord, I tell myself;
When things around us are not going quite as we want them to or if we feel that we are in the midst of disaster, let us remember that GOD is there with us and praise Him for that. That is worth a ‘Praise’ don’t you think?
David’s praise gives him a mental picture of GOD. Think of the words David uses here: ‘robed, with honour and with majesty’. What a grand covering! A robe - a Royal Robe. Of light. Not just any light BUT with honour and majesty.
iN verse 2 David acknowledges GOD as the Universal Creator. “You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;”
Is David still reminding himself of Who GOD is, or is he speaking direct to GOD?
I wonder if these words are a picture of the Day of Pentecost, when GOD came down “like the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them, and it filled the house where they were meeting. 3 Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.” Acts 2: 2 & 3.
It is amazing what will come into your mind when you leave it open to the Holy Spirit to inspire.
OK. Now here’s the challenge. Walk through this Psalm and see what the Holy Spirit shows you. Or you could pick a Psalm of your own liking. Make notes. I would like to see them.
Maybe you could write a ‘song/poem of Praise to GOD.
God bless you. Tom R-R.
A THOUGHT FROM A PSALM.
He will bless those who fear the Lord,both great and small.(Psalm 115: 13.)