Bible In One Year-Day 271 (Saturday, September 28, 2013)
Commentary: Psalms66-70. One great attribute of the psalmist is the praising grace God bestowed upon him. He praised God from the depth of the heart. The framing of the lyrics of praise is such that you will know that he was expressing an experience of God’s goodness beyond what he saw in another person’s life or, perhaps, that he was taught how to praise God; it was an experience. This experience wasn’t in splendor but through hard and difficult times.
Psalms 69:1-3 “Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.”
What you really know God to be is in that which you pass through in life. Abraham knew Him to be the God who provides. Isaiah knew Him as the God who hides himself, yet performs wonders. David is calling you and me to acknowledge the AWESOME GOD.
MLB Psalms 66:5 “Come and see what God has done; in His work He is awesome toward the children of men.”
His awesomeness is realized in what you go through. His testing is to take you through to a finished richness. His thought towards you is having an amazing destination. His walk with you may be silent in your predicament, but He is there refining, protecting, directing and giving you strength so that you could be richly fulfilled.
Psalms 66:10-12 “For thou, O God, hast proved (tested) us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place (rich fulfillment or overflowing abundance).” (Words in parenthesis are adopted from various versions)
The psalmist did not only express his gratitude to God with the mouth but he did it also in actions. He blessed the Lord with his substance; he was not selfish to the Lord. He gave God what cost him something.
Psalms 66:13-15 “I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble. I will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats.”
The psalmist crowned his extolment with unreserved TESTIMONY. Many never knew that testimony is having a sort of power that breaks the fangs of the enemy. Testimony gives the enemy total knockout. But the testimony should be that which truly exalts the Lord and not for self glorification. Testimony is like giving God back what He has given you by letting people see what He has done; thereby uplifting the faith of the hearers. The type of testimony which God is involved in will be clear to people that it is God’s doing.
Isaiah 41:20 “That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.”
This is the awesomeness of our God; the glory must always be His forever and ever, AMEN.
When you praise God with the whole of your heart at all times, you cannot cease from reaping His goodness.
Psalms 67:5-7 “Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Psalms71-75. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries