Bible Pathway - July 11, 2011

 

Read Psalms 92

Highlights:

The Holy Spirit leads the writer to walk and talk with God, and then explains why and how to worship Him. God has made us and desires to guide our lives. Let us sing praise to the Lord. Praise Him for His holiness, His love, His faithfulness, and His long-suffering. Praise Him for our salvation. What a mighty God we serve!

The Psalms show forth the One True God! We serve the Lord (Ps. 100:2) because of who He is — the infinitely perfect Most High for evermore. . . . Clothed with majesty. . . . Judge of the earth. . . . Rock of my refuge (92:8; 93:1; 94: 2,22). Clearly, all who are believers have the utmost confidence; and the Psalms serve as a pattern for us to express this confidence: O COME, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. . . . For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord (our God) made the heavens and all things on earth (95:1-3; 96:5).

We come before the Lord, the Almighty, Triune God in prayer and with a joyful spirit — singing with thanksgiving, and praise, for the Lord is good . . . His Truth endureth to all generations (100:5).

As we reflect on the goodness of the Lord and His faithfulness, regardless of our circumstances we find: It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O most High (92:1).

Habitual faultfinding and dissatisfaction destroy the daily joy intended for us to experience through testings of our faith (James 1:2; Col. 1:11). We should recognize Christ as Lord of our lives each day, for we are bought with a price (I Cor. 6:20).

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Col. 3:16).

Each day is a one-way street. Live in the consciousness that you cannot pass this way again. When we serve the Lord with gladness (Ps. 100:2), no day can be wasted. Our supreme need is to recognize Christ as our Savior and Lord of our lives. And this fact is a pathway that leads right into His presence with singing.

Blessing . . . and thanksgiving, and honour . . . be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen (Rev. 7:12).

Thought for Today:

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship . . . the Lord our God (Ps. 99:9).

Christ Revealed:

As the Creator: It is He that hath made us (Ps. 100:3). All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11).

Word Studies:

92:6 brutish, without regard to reason or propriety; 93:5 becometh, distinguishes; 94:20 throne of iniquity, workers of evil; frameth, devises; 95:7 of His hand, under His care; 99:3 terrible, holy, awesome.

Prayer Needs:

Pray for Staff: Barbara Bivens • Government Official: Rep. Edward Markey (MA) • Country: Kyrgyzstan (4.7 million) eastern central Asia • Major languages: Kirghiz and Russian • Religious freedom • 75% Muslim; 20% Russian Orthodox; 5% Other (Jewish, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant) • Prayer Suggestion: Pray and intercede for your family (Job 1:5).

Optional Reading:

1 Timothy 2

Memory Verse for the Week:

Psalms 34:2
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