The Journey - May 21, 2015

The Journey with Ron Moore

Lifted Up! | Psalm 75:6-10

Today's Passage: Psalm 75:6-10
Key Verses: Psalm 75:9-10

As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob, who says, "I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up."

Do you ever feel like the wicked are getting all the breaks? The one who cuts corners gets ahead? Those who are shady get all the sun? Certainly, there are stretches of time when it seems that those who oppose God are getting ahead, but that is a mirage.

The psalmist reminds us that people cannot "exalt themselves." God may let the wicked rise but in his timing he will bring them down. They may show off their horns (symbol of power) today, but he will cut off their horns tomorrow. The wicked will not prosper.

It's a different story for those who follow hard after God. Instead of his judgment we receive his continuous grace. Instead of wrath, we are covered with his perfect love. Our power is not cut; it is lifted up, for our power comes directly from him.

Father, thank you for lifting me up today. Thank you for giving me strength and power. Thank you for giving me everything I need to do what you are calling me to do. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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