Monday, September 19, 2011

Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday. 9/19/11

This Sunday in Sunday school meditated on Psalm 145.

Psalm 145 ESV
Great Is the LORD
[a] A Song of Praise. Of David.
 1 I will extol you, my God and King,
   and bless your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless you
    and praise your name forever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
   and his greatness is unsearchable.
 4 One generation shall commend your works to another,
   and shall declare your mighty acts.
5On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
   and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
   and I will declare your greatness.
7They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
   and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
 8The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9The LORD is good to all,
   and his mercy is over all that he has made.
 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
   and all your saints shall bless you!
11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
   and tell of your power,
12to make known to the children of man your[b] mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
   [The LORD is faithful in all his words
   and kind in all his works.][c]
14The LORD upholds all who are falling
   and raises up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season.
16You open your hand;
   you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17The LORD is righteous in all his ways
   and kind in all his works.
18The LORD is near to all who call on him,
   to all who call on him in truth.
19He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
   he also hears their cry and saves them.
20The LORD preserves all who love him,
   but all the wicked he will destroy.
 21My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
   and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

The verse that stood out to me, and that I have been mediating on is Psalm 145:8:
The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Something that Pastor Ray had us do with this verse was to put it into our own words. This is my version of this verse:
The lord is giving and doesn’t punish me as I deserve, He is full of Love and not anger (he is patient).

God really is gracious and merciful, he sent his one and only son to die for me, so that I might not have to be punished as I deserve, for I am a sinner. He is full of love; one of the ways that he shows it is by sending his son to die on the cross for me. He is slow to anger, He could have just punished us all, but instead, he sent his son Jesus. Everything he is points to Jesus and Love.

Sometimes it is easy to forget what Jesus has done for me. I get used to life and the rut of things…  and forget all that Jesus has done for me. So don’t be like me, take time right now to reflect and meditate on all that Jesus/God has done in your life.

1 comment:

  1. I did an exercise like this with a Psalm -- rewrote it in my own words, line by line. It was such a fruitful experience.

    So glad to meet you here, Monkey! Thanks for linking up with Graceful this week!


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