Daily Devotional: Psalms 92:1-5
1 It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, 2 to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, 3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. 4 For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands. 5 How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!
33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Peter demonstrates our humanity in so many ways. It was Peter who made the bold confession that Jesus is the Son of God. But when the Lord began to explain to his disciples how he must go to Jerusalem and be killed, it was Peter who took him aside and rebuked him and said it would not happen. Can you imagine telling the Son of God that he did not know what he was talking about!
But how many of us argue with God? When we read what the Bible says and we don’t like it, we argue about it or we try to rationalize why it just can’t mean what it says. I have heard clear passages “explained” so they meant nothing at all. One of the ways this is done is by using one passage against another instead of simply finding how they complement and explain the other. A classic example of this is when one pits what James and Paul say about being saved by works. As with the word “faith” which is used in many different ways, we must see the context and apply it accordingly. After all, Jesus said believing is doing his work.
God is God and he is right – we just need to believe him. When we study and see the majesty of God and begin to see his infinite wisdom, we humbly fall at his feet and worship him. Jesus is God the Son and he said all authority has been given to him. He is our Lord and we are to follow him which means we must know his teaching and follow it. He said we are to love our enemies and pray for them.
O Lord, infinite God of heaven and earth, I am so thankful that I can be counted as your child in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your forgiveness of my sins. As in the song, “I need Thee every hour most precious Lord”. Help me use today to be what you want me to be and to reach out to help others in their need. It is so hard to see anyone suffer with cancer or other diseases (and especially young people). I ask your special mercy in giving peace and comfort to them but also healing when it is your will. Help me reach a lost soul. I pray in the name of Jesus my Lord.