Monday, August 10, 2015

"God is Great!"

“God is Great!”



Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation continually say, “God is Great!”-------Psalm 70:4



I think an interesting point in this Psalm is this verse of Scripture, and its location. This Psalm is a prayer of King David.  It is a prayer or plea for deliverance and protection.  But it also contains this verse of PRAISE and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.


In reading the whole Psalm, we see David’s desperation and urgency as he cries out to the Almighty God for DELIVERANCE and HELP.  David stops in the middle of his desperate and urgent plea, to PRAISE God and ACKNOWLEGE His magnitude.


In verse four, David says, “Let ALL who SEEK You REJOICE and be GLAD in You;” I believe that David may have used the word “SEEK” here in an ongoing scenario, meaning a CONTINUAL SEEKING of God and His will, not just a one-time thing, but a CONTINUAL thing. 


Everyone NEEDS to “SEEK” God for the SALVATION of their souls, but those who are already saved need to “SEEK” Him daily for His guidance, strength, and stability of their faith.  When we think about our SALVATION and ALL that is involved in the SALVATION process of mankind’s soul, it SHOULD evoke a time of REJOICING and ELATION in our very being.  And put a JOY in our HEART that will never cease. 


He ends this verse with an ACCLAMATION of PRAISE and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  “God is great!” His GREATNESS is greatly to be praised, because of ALL the elements of His REDEMPTIVE plan for mankind.  ONLY God can SAVE mankind through the WONDERFUL, PRECIOUS, sacrifice of His BELOVED Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  There is NO other way in which mankind can obtain SALVATION. 


If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you cannot, with the Psalmist, truly acclaim, “God is great!”  because you can’t possibly understand the GREATNESS of the Almighty God.  He has the POWER to send your poor, wretched soul to Hell, if your keep rejecting His GREAT gift of SALVATION.  But you can change your destination by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and experience the TRUE GREATNESS of ALMIGHTY GOD.  Do it NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s waiting!!!



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