October 15, 2018

Psalm 104:1 (NLT) — 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord. O Lord my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and majesty.

‘I am’ and ‘you are’ only because the Lord wanted us, so why wouldn’t we praise Him? In this Psalm we are reminded that everything is created by God and subject to His authority and will. To keep himself in an attitude of praise the psalmist reminds himself of the greatness and goodness of God. He begins his day with praise and ends it with praise.

Psalm 104:27–30 (NLT) — 27 They all depend on you to give them food as they need it. 28 When you supply it, they gather it. You open your hand to feed them, and they are richly satisfied. 29 But if you turn away from them, they panic. When you take away their breath, they die and turn again to dust. 30 When you give them your breath, life is created, and you renew the face of the earth.

Truly in Him we live and move and have our being. Even those who will have nothing to do with God are the recipients of His air and His food.

Psalm 104:31 (NLT) — 31 May the glory of the Lord continue forever! The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made!

You are His creation so Yes he takes pleasure in you!

Psalm 104:32 (NLT) — 32 The earth trembles at his glance; the mountains smoke at his touch.

The words ‘glance and touch’ caught my eye. It reminded me that the Lord watched over me, paying attention to every detail as His loving hands formed me in my mother’s womb. See Psalm 139.

Psalm 104:33 (NLT) — 33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath!

Our praise should not be based on the kind of day we are having but on the kind of God we are serving! 

Be Inspired Hilltop!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Mary Anne Frank says:

    Yesterday when I read Psalm 103 I thought to myself “this is a word for church”. I wasn’t surprised when you read it to open the service , Pastor Dan. The thing I really appreciated was your prayer after reading it. You thanked God for each of the His attributes that the psalmist spoke about in the Psalm. I often pray the Psalms but I don’t usually thank Him for all He is and does mentioned in the Psalms. It will change my way of praying.