October 12 Daily Rhythms

Psalm 22:25 – 26

From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him. The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever!

The work of Christ on the cross cannot be overemphasized. This brought about a new situation in the fabric of reality. The afflicted shall be satisfied the weak and downtrodden will be lifted up. The Praise of God will forever run from the hearts of his people like a stream in the desert. Thank God today that Christ has so deeply altered all of reality.

Psalm 22:27 – 28

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.

The families of the nations. There is a long running Biblical promise that those on the outside will be brought to the inside. Our human experience will testify that we all want to be a part of the in-group. Most of those of us living in North America are a part of the out group. We are not descended from Abraham. But because of the promises of God, we can now be a part of the in group. Thank God that his passion for restoration has fallen on you and your family.

Psalm 22:29- 31   

All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive. Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it

All die. No one is able to “keep himself alive.” Even if we come up with a way to upload our consciousness, one day the batteries will all go out. But there is one who defeated death. And ultimately at his feet every knee will bow. The avoidance of death is just a way to avoid this eventuality. The hatred and fear of death is just a way to never have to kneel before the one who made us. But that day approaches. Kneel today and recognize the authority of the one who made you. And he will lift you up.