Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth, Why should the gentiles say, “So where is there God?” Ps 115 NKJV
This Psalm contrasts the futility of idols with the trustworthiness of God.
I read an article written by a woman who said she’s not mad about a movie with a sexually based theme. “What keeps me up at night are people who love God but who haven't experienced God's healing or provision because of a corrupt religious system. I'm disturbed that most of the church has yet to experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that the infant church in the book of Acts had inaugurated."
The Holy Spirit is not changing the morality of the world. He is drawing people to the Father through the revelation of Christ. He is raising people who were born dead in trespasses and sins to newness of life. He is setting people free from sin!
Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. Vs 3 & 8
Legalism and false religion put us back into bondage as surely as our idols do! They are also just as useless!
The psalmist calls on God to protect and bless Israel for His glory and honor. God answers our prayers when we pray according to His will.
May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. Vs 14-15
The Lord wants to give us and our children more. The awesome powerful God who created the heavens and the earth wants to bless us. What does He want to give us? What does He want to bless us with? Is He talking about money?
God wants to give us more than we can imagine. Not just money but more of the things that put our hearts at peace and give our lives meaning. We must stop seeking fool’s gold so we can pursue the deeper riches hidden in Christ Jesus!
God wants us to let go of everything that keeps us from surrendering to the transforming work He wants to do in us. He can use us to help other people let go of things keeping them from seeking the deeper riches God has in store for them!
The best way to influence our world is to surrender our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ so He can be lifted up before the world!
If you spend all your time cursing the darkness your life will be consumed with it. Surrender your heart and life to Jesus.
Lift-up the name of Christ so other people can see Him!
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