August 2, 2021

Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. (Psalm 72:18-20)

Psalm 72:18-19 should be the cry of our hearts. Our Lord has done wondrous things, and He deserves to be praised for them. When the needy have cried out to Him, He answered and came to their aid. When the poor have begged for mercy, they have found it in Him. He has indeed done great things.

As I conclude my study of (Psalm 72), the Spirit in me concluded that it is essential for us to understand the object of God’s goodness. If we praise God for what He has done for others, we will lose the personal touch of Scripture. It is not merely the needy over there or the poor over here who have been helped. We are the needy ones! We are the poor ones! It is in Him that WE find our help!

Upon realizing that we are the ones in need of God’s touch, we must respond by praising Him. God has been good to us, and for that, we must praise His Name! Psalm 69:34 tells us, “Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” Although many may lose their lives in proclaiming the excellencies of Christ, God will be glorified, and they will find eternal rest with Him in the new heavens and the new earth.

Friends, may we never forget that it is for us that Jesus has come. He has come for the sick, the needy, the poor, and the restless. Who are these? The answer is you and me. Christ came for us all, and for that, we should always be praising His Name because He did! Would you pray with me?

Heavenly Father, I give You all the glory because You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords. You are worthy of all my praise and worship, and I am filled with awe when I think about the great things You have done upon the earth. You are holy and righteous, and You rule Your people with justice. I praise You because You are faithful and true, and I know that I can always trust in You. It is in Your Mighty Name I pray, Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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