Daily Devotional: Psalms 93:1-5
1 The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. 2 Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. 3 The seas have lifted up, O LORD, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. 4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea--the LORD on high is mighty. 5 Your statutes stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days, O LORD.
16 Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
We, as humans with our finite minds, cannot begin to grasp the majesty of God in his infinite wisdom, with his infinite power, his eternal nature and his morally perfect character. Since he is the creator of all things he has the right to guide us and to determine the way that is right for us. The only response we are to have to him is that his will be done in our lives. After searching for the meaning of life, the wise preacher of old declared that it is to fear God and keep his commandments and this is the whole purpose of mankind.
Yielding our will to him does not demean us in any way. Rather, the more we yield to his will for our lives, the more we become like him in his glory. It is in this way that one day we lay aside this mortal and put on immortality, we put off this body that is dishonorable to be raised with a new body that is glorious. It is then that we shall see him as he is in all his glory, honor and majesty. In the process of this life, we are being molded into conformity with his likeness day by day. What a glorious day that will be when we see Jesus face to face in all his splendor and he knows us by name to welcome us into that eternal home. This is the freedom that God offers each of us and all of mankind in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Heavenly Father, I am so thankful to have the privilege of knowing Jesus Christ and the opportunity to be your child. As I struggle each day in this body with all of the problems it affords, I am reminded of the eternal reward you have promised to me and to all who come to you in Jesus Christ. Give me the self-control I need to be what you want me to be and to say what you want me to say. Give me the wisdom to know when to not say what is on my mind. I am ever mindful of those who have helped me in so many ways and encouraged me when I have needed it so much. Use me to help others as they seek to serve you. In Jesus name.