Psalm 135 – Praise The Lord


God’s person and character and power is revealed in his relationship to people.  Jesus opened the door for all people to come to God from every nation, tribe, and tongue.  He made it so that I could become a child of God through his sacrifice on the cross…

3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own,
Israel to be his treasured possession.

7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

13 Your name, Lord, endures forever,
your renown, Lord, through all generations.
14 For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
Psalm 135:3-4, 7, 13-16

Praise the Lord.

Why?

Because he is the personal God who desires to have relationship with his created people.  Because he is faithful in showing compassion and vindicating his people.  Because he is the one who calls forth the wind and lightning and rain.  Because unlike idols of silver and gold, he hears and sees and speaks into our lives.

This is written in the context of Israel and how God cared for the nation he made his own.  I am not Jewish, yet I can claim these promises and characteristics of God through Jesus.

How?

Jesus opened the door for all people to come to God from every nation, tribe, and tongue.  He made it so that I could become a child of God through his sacrifice on the cross.

God’s person and character and power was clearly revealed in the story of Israel of old.  Now these attributes are fulfilled in the present through God’s relationship with anyone who will accept his son.

Praise the Lord.

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

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