Friday, December 3, 2010

Psalm 95:1-11 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

I remember singing this in church when I was little. It was one of my favorite songs. I loved the way the music and the singing sounded... it's been years sincee I've sang this song, or even thought about this verse. Reading it in OBC's devotion cast a whole new light on it. First the first time I understood what it was saying, and how powerful those words are. We serve a GREAT God! May we never forget to bow down and worship our LORD, our God, our maker. For he is our God!


  1. Awesome! Praise the Lord and have a great day in him! :-)

  2. I had to come back and read this again. And yes, I'm about to post another novel lol, sorry. I just thought of something. When it says harden not your heart... and they do err in their heart... I think that "to live is Christ and to die is gain" depends upon whether our heart is pure, clean before Him, focased on Him. I know that when my heart isn't right before Him, my desire toward Christ is lacking. And if there is any desire to serve Him at all it isn't coming out of pure motives and the correct desires. I don't know... I guess just realizing it's not just these "sins" we have that we need to be forgiven of and avoid (worry we'll fall back into to), but that we actually need to have our heart forgiven. The heart is where everything else comes from.

  3. You are so right... I think that has been one of my biggest problems the past couple of years. On one hand I truely want to serve God 100% in everything, and on the other hand, I somehow manage to think of at least one selfish thing that I might get, for benefit from as a result of serving God. I don't know how many times I've asked the question, 'How can I draw close to God and serve him in every area with a 100% pure heart?' It is something I have struggled with for awhile, and could use some serious prayer...