Monday 24 November, 2014

Psalm 99

1 The Lord rules. Let the nations tremble. He sits on his throne between the cherubim. Let the earth shake. 2 Great is the Lord in Zion. He is honored over all of the nations. 3 Let them praise his great and wonderful name. He is holy. 4 The King is mighty. He loves what is fair. He has set up the rules for fairness. He has done what is right and fair for the people of Jacob. 5 Honor the Lord our God. Worship at his feet. He is holy. 6 Moses and Aaron were two of his priests. Samuel was one of those who worshiped him. They called out to the Lord. And he answered them. 7 He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud. They obeyed his laws and the orders he gave them. 8 Lord our God, you answered them. You showed Israel that you are a God who forgives. But when they did wrong, you punished them. 9 Honor the Lord our God. Worship at his holy mountain. The Lord our God is holy.

This beautiful Psalm reminds us of a few things – that God is the ruler over many nations, that He is full of power, that He acts with justice and fairness, that He spoke to His people and that He organized a way for His people to be in touch with Him (through the priests). Our God is worthy of praise!! Isn’t it wonderful that He speaks to us to guide us how to live life well. That He helps those who cry out for help.

Lord thanks that You are who You say You are. Thanks that You have acted in line with that character in all Your interactions with us – now and through history. Please Lord help us to learn more about Your character and to remember and trust that picture.

Written by Therese Manning

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