Psalm 115

Happy New Year 2020!

SCRIPTURE

Psalm ‭115:3-4‬

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“Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes. Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.”

 

OBSERVATION-What does it say?

This psalm is all about giving God all the glory, honor, and praise! This psalm reminds us of God’s faithfulness. It reminds us that God is our helper and shield. It reminds us that God will bless those who put their trust in Him. It reminds us that there is no other that compares to our God!

  

UNDERSTANDING-What does it mean?
 
Don’t settle for the imitation brand. Get the original!
 
Have you ever wanted to purchase something, but the item was a bit out of your price range? Then instead of saving a bit more for it, you went ahead and bought a “knock off” version of that item so you could save a few bucks. Then once you took it home you began to notice some imperfections in the item. Then within weeks, the item begins to unravel and breakdown on you! I mean here you are with a broken down product, an empty wallet, and nothing to show for it. You were bamboozled!
 
In this psalm, the author is trying to express to the people of Israel to not fall into that trap. They serve a living God. They serve a God who is willing to help, shield, and bless them. The heavens belong to Him, and He is willingly bless them if they are to put their trust in Him.
So why put their faith in anything else?! Other nations may worship their gods. But their gods are man made. Their gods are imperfect. Their gods do not speak, see, or hear. Their gods are “knock offs” from the One True God. Worshiping those false gods will only leave them feeling…bamboozled!
 
LIFE APPLICATION
 
Put God first this New Year and see what He can do!
 
What a great way to start the New Year by our 28 days of prayer and fasting. It’s a great way we can put God first in our lives. It gives us a chance to “reboot” our systems, start fresh, get rid of all of life’s distractions, and put our focus back on God. So let’s put away those false idols in our lives that tend to take the place of God-(like work, money, television, internet, etc.). Let’s put God first. Let’s put Him back on the throne of our lives where He belongs. I’m sure He will bless us because of it! 😊
 
“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.”-Psalms‬ ‭37:5
 
-Moses Gaddi