This weeks Psalms were a grouping of Psalms that honored God through Honoring His King, His Glory and Jerusalem his holy city. For us as his kids, we need to understand that It is God’s presence in each aspect of our lives that makes life full and meaningful–not the circumstances, things or events.
The Palmist was extolling God’s presence and impact on Israel during a mighty victory for the nation. But, he might just as well have been extolling his greatness for his impact on the lives and legacies of his people. Israel was to be the nation of priests–teaching the world about God and his love for us. Instead, they tried to be a nation of power and riches, forgetting they were to be the ones that unite, not the dividers. Still, in the midst, they continued to glorify Him whenever they stood firm in faith and trusted him and honored him in their lives.
That principle still holds true. When we honor God, He will be glorified in who we are, what we do and where we live. Our life, talent and legacies will point back to Him and not to us. Make no mistake, when God is honored–we to are blessed and honored. He does that–but, when we make it about us and not about Him, everyone loses. Paul said it best in Philippians 2, “Therefore God lifted him up to the highest place and gave him a name that is above every name. So, that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow; in heaven, on earth and below the earth and every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord–to the GLORY AND PRAISE OF GOD THE FATHER!”
God Bless You
Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,
in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
2 Beautiful in its loftiness,
the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,
the city of the Great King.
3 God is in her citadels;
he has shown himself to be her fortress.
4 When the kings joined forces,
when they advanced together,
5 they saw her and were astounded;
they fled in terror.
6 Trembling seized them there,
pain like that of a woman in labor.
7 You destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
shattered by an east wind.
8 As we have heard,
so we have seen
in the city of the Lord Almighty,
in the city of our God:
God makes her secure