It never gets old (Psalm 81,88, 92-93)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness by night Psalm 92:1-2

I love the Psalms. I love being able to sing the songs that God wrote for His people to sing. Each time I read and sing the Psalms I find myself getting filled with truth that jumpstarts my day. Consider the jump start we received this morning in our reading of the Psalms:

  • In Psalm 81 I was jumpstarted by God calling me to listen to the one who has all knowledge and power.
  • In Psalm 82 I was jumpstarted by God reminding me that He is my source in the darkest of times.
  • In Psalm 92 I was jumpstarted by God’s constant faithfulness.
  • In Psalm 93 I was jumpstarted by viewing God’s eternal throne.

Brothers and sisters, God’s Word never gets old. Listen to me, no matter how old you get, God’s Word is enough for you.

Consider this truth: When you take in God’s Word it is as if the sunlight has broken through the storm clouds called life.

This happened with me today as I read Psalm 92. To be revealed, I came to my quiet time feeling exhausted and feeling mentally drained. I opened my Bible and cast my eyes on the following verses:

12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree
    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
    they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
    they are ever full of sap and green,
15 to declare that the Lord is upright;
    he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

As I considered these verses I pictured the beauty of a healthy palm tree being blown by strong winds. The winds have no affect on the tree. Its roots are deep and it has been fashioned by its creator to stand such storms. I picture the strong cedar tree in the Middle East that endures the heat and lack of rain. Its roots also go down deep to grasp the water it needs to thrive in the heat of life.

Brothers and sisters, I feel stronger already by just reading and receiving the truth of this text.

My simple challenge to you is to be a Christian of the Word of God. Be a Christian who longs for the fruit of God (John 15:1-11) and the life of God (John 10:10).

Do you need extra help today? Consider Psalm 1

Blessed is the man[a]
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law[b] of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
    but are like chaff that the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.

  1. Why do the righteous flourish?
  2. Why do the unrighteous fail?

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