Bible In One Year-Day 273 (Monday, September 30, 2013)
Commentary: Psalms76-80. The greatness of God includes His judgment and the way He deals with the affairs of men. What, ordinarily, men consider as great and unshakeable are nothing before the Lord. It is only that which God has made great, remains great. And such greatness is to glorify the Lord. The psalmist mentioned how some great persons were reduced to nothing by the Lord’s rebuke.
Psalms 76:4-6 “Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands. At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.”
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and the fear of man is snare. Only God should we fear. Though God is awesomely merciful, the greatness of His judgment is part of His greatness. And when He is angry and up to giving out His judgment, everything will obey His command.
Psalms 77:16 “The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.”
Many things we use for our comfort are under the command of God. His rebuke and anger can make them to turn against man. Each time sin calls us, we must think on this; that all the things that are around us are witnesses to the act of sin and can become instrument of divine judgment. In the same manner, they can become instrument of blessing to us when God takes delight in us.
Psalms 78:15-16 “He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.”
As a matter of fact, it is a right to a genuine child of God to enjoy the use of these things around us. But if the person becomes rebellious, they rebel also because of sin. Before any act of sin, beloved, CONSIDER HIS GREATNESS.
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 Psalms81-85. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
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