A short devotional on Psalms 138. For more ways to connect visit UmpquaConnect.org.
Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.
Today is Sunday, October 11, 2020
We are in the Psalms again today, and continuing on yesterday's theme that It is good to have powerful friends.
This Psalm's introduction just says, "Of David". We are not given a context. However, David's life was one of conflict with external enemies, and one's within his kingdom. It was a life lived in a real relationship with a personal God. So even though we don't know the context of this one, we know it came from real life experience.
Psalms 138:1-8 says:
1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple
and will praise your name
for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
that it surpasses your fame.
3 When I called, you answered me;
you greatly emboldened me.
4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
for the glory of the Lord is great.
6 Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
8 The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.
It is the goodness of God that sustains and protects us. It is good to have a powerful God that is on our side.
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May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow