Tag Archive | God’s sovereignty

Psalm 108

My heart is steadfast. Unwavering. Loyal to You.
I will sing and make music and put everything into it.
I will awaken the dawn with my music.
I will praise You among all nations.
Your love is great – higher than the heavens.
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted – praised and lifted up – above the heavens.
Let Your glory and perfection be over all the earth.

Save us, help us, deliver us.
The earth and all its countries belong to God.
With God our armies will conquer.

Psalm 99

God reigns – let the nations tremble –shake with fear and worry. God is greater than any nation. God is holy – praise His great and awesome name.

The king is mighty and loves justice. He is fair, and has done what is right. Exalt the Lord – tell everyone about Him. Worship at his footstool – the earth.

Moses, Aaron and Samuel called on God and God answered them. God spoke from the pillar of cloud. They kept His statutes and decrees, His testimonies and ordinances, they followed His instructions. God answered and forgave, even though He punished.

Exalt the Lord, worship Him – He is holy.

Psalm 93

God reigns like a king, robed in majesty, armed in strength – royal and powerful.  The world and His plans are firmly established and can’t be moved.  It was established long ago – from eternity. 

The seas sing praise to God.  God is mightier than the most powerful ocean wave.

God’s laws are firm and unbreakable.  Holiness is God’s house forever.  Purity and awe are in God house forever.  Holiness adorns – makes God beautiful. 

For God’s Sake

“Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you.  On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord.  And I will add fifteen years to your days and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and from My servant David’s sake.”’”  II Kings 20: 5-6

Hezekiah was “sick to the point of death”.  Isaiah came and told him to set his affairs in order because he was going to die.  Hezekiah prays and weeps greatly.  As Isaiah is leaving the palace, God tells him to go back and deliver the message above.

I’m struck by the phrase “for My own sake”.  It’s a long list of things God did and not one of them was for the people He did them for.  There were all for God’s sake.

Hezekiah is leader of the people for God’s sake, not theirs.

God hears our prayers for His sake, not ours.

God sees our tears for His sake, not ours.

God heals us for His sake, not ours.

We go up to the house of God for His sake, not ours.

God adds years to our lives for His sake, not ours.

God delivers us from our enemies for His sake, not ours.

God defends us for His sake, not ours.

God does all things for His sake, and for the sake of His Son Jesus, not for our sake.

Psalm 82

God presides. He’s in charge. He rules. He judges.

God wants to know why we’re defending the unjust, showing partiality to the wicked. We should be defending the weak and fatherless, maintaining the rights of the poor and the oppressed, rescuing the weak and needy, delivering them from the hand of the wicked.

The poor know nothing, understand nothing. They walk in darkness.

God rates us as His sons and daughters, but we will die and fall like the wicked if we don’t change our ways and take care of those we should.

Psalm 75

Give thanks to God.

God is as near as His name.

Tell of His wonderful deeds and He is here.

God chooses the appointed time and judges uprightly.

When everything physical and emotional is shaking and crumbling, God holds us firm.

Don’t boast of your own accomplishments, they’re not yours.  No man can boast of anything except knowing God.

God will punish the wicked.

Sing praise to God.

The wicked will be punished, the righteous will be lifted up.

At the Appointed Time

At the appointed time, Isaac was born to Abraham & Sarah (Genesis 21:2)

At the appointed time, I was born to my parents.

At the appointed times, I lived in the houses and neighborhoods I lived in.

At the appointed times, I worked for the companies I worked for.

At the appointed time, I was born again and baptized.

At the appointed times, I went to the churches I participated in.

At the appointed times, I was married and divorced.

At the appointed times, I learned what I learned about You, about me, about the people I love.

At the appointed time, I’ll be published.

At the appointed time, I will speak.

At the appointed time, I will love again.

At the appointed time, I will be loved.

Actually, it’s past the appointed time when I should love You wholeheartedly and let You love me.

Now is the appointed time.