Oct 4 Daily Rhythms
Psalm 18:13 – 15
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Most High uttered his voice, hailstones and coals of fire. And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightnings and routed them. Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
Good Morning! As you go about your day, remember this. You are called into the service of the King of kings and Lord of lords. The one who at a word can “lay bare the foundations of the world” is the God you are loved by and serving today.
He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.
The point of this Psalm is not to praise David, but God’s faithfulness to his people by giving them a king. God’s delight in his people rests in himself, not in them. We are fickle. We are delighted by new, different shiny things all the time. God is not, he is delighted in what he wants to be delighted in. And it is in those he has chosen in Christ that he delights.
Psalm 18:20 -24
The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his rules were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me. I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt. So the LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
As you rest tonight, do so knowing that because of Christ, you are blameless before God.