In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel. In Salem also is His tabernacle, And His dwelling in Zion. There He broke the arrows of the bow, The shield and sword of battle. Selah Psalm 76 NKJV
This thanksgiving Psalm is a declaration of God’s majesty in Israel.
From one man who believed God the Lord created Israel. He chose them to reveal His majesty and love to the world!
God sent Israel into Egypt so they could survive a drought that covered the world. At first they were welcomed. Over time the Egyptians become fearful of them. They enslaved Israel. Egypt abused Israel to support their lavish lifestyle and dreams of glory.
Israel cried out to the Lord. God heard their cries. He sent one man to deliver them. Moses went in faith. The king of Egypt refused to let the people go.
God destroyed the mighty Egyptian army. The Lord delivered His people declaring; “I raised Pharaoh up for just such a purpose as this, that I may make My name known among the earth.”
You, Yourself, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry? You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still, When God arose to judgment, To deliver all the oppressed of the earth. Selah Vs 7-9
God delivered His people from the mightiest nation on earth. They defeated people described as “giants in the land” to receive God’s promise. They were surrounded by enemies who sought their destruction. God protected them from the nations that opposed them.
The Lord protected His people in biblical times. He used them to make His name known upon the earth. Jesus promises to protect His people today. He wants to use us to make His name known today!
He shall cut off the spirit of princess; He is awesome to the kings of the earth. Vs 12
Jesus does not oppose powerful people. He does when they oppress the poor. Jesus opposes people when they deny the gospel. Jesus opposes people who deny His existence. Jesus opposes powerful people when they seek the glory reserved for God.
Jesus can use people who trust Him to accomplish great works today, regardless of who opposes it!
Jesus wants to work in you and through you to make His great name known upon the earth today. Jesus wants you to trust Him to protect you from evil.
Jesus wants you to rest in His love regardless of who opposes or oppresses you!
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