For the last several days David has cried out his appreciation for a God that marched with him through adversity after adversity. Today, however, God’s favorite king stops and takes a different tac. He simply praises God for who He is and praises God for all He has accomplished.
Life is tough! Sometimes even though we seek God, it is difficult to not become myopic in our view of God. We focus so heavily upon His meeting of our needs and preparation for our journey that we loose sight of God as the master creator and a loving caretaker. David stops and admires creation and he praises God for His handling of all that is majestic. He looks at mountains, oceans, harvests, and absolute supremacy of God!
When David looks at the majesty and supremacy of God, his trials, temptations, and travails become insignificant in comparison. David makes clear this is not about him as king! It is wholly and completely about Who our Creator is and how marvelous of a God that we serve!
One of my frustrations in modern worship is the focus Christians make on God’s taking care of our needs and the lack of focus on the almighty and supreme nature of our Lord. We each are a small part of an enormous complex plan that is being held together by an all knowing, loving, powerful, and omnipresent God.
It is in the very nature of our creator, that we each must place our hearts and passion. If we waste our time only being focused upon the benefits we retain from God, we will become a spoiled, soiled, entitled bunch of little brats.
God Bless You
Praise awaits[b] you, our God, in Zion;
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
2 You who answer prayer,
to you all people will come.
3 When we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave[c] our transgressions.
4 Blessed are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.
5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,
God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,
6 who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
7 who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.
9 You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.[d]
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.