Oct 31 Daily Rhythm
Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
Shout for Joy, this is the response of those he has rescued from themselves. Read this a few times and let the words inspire praise in your heart. Praise of the one who is HOLY is far more important than anything else you can do this morning.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
The power and Authority of God is on display here. This is not merely to humble us, yes, it should humble us when we realize that we stand before this mighty God, but it is also to lift our hearts in worship of the only one worthy of worship. Allow this psalm to move you to see God. “Let all inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him”
The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds. The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
Notice the intent of this Psalm. To drive our hearts away from all other hopes. Think through the things that are you “war horses.” Some possibilities are politics, money, people, things, even gifts or abilities. What are you tempted to trust in? Now rest, because while all these things can and do pass away. Your hope is in the LORD. Pray that your heart will follow this powerful truth.