Day 24: Psalm 92

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!
Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

But you, Lord, are forever exalted.

For surely your enemies, Lord, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.
My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

Psalm 92 (NIV)

I love music and I love singing praises to our God.  There is something calming and healing for me in lifting my voice in song.  We need to continuously be in praise and give thanks to our God.  This past January, I started a journal that I have entitled “ThanksLiving 2017.”  This was an idea that I encountered while reading an “Our Daily Bread” devotional.  Everyday, at the end of each day, I look back on the day and write down one thing I am thankful for.  Most days, this is a very easy thing – I have so much to praise God for.  But, I have to be honest, some days, I have a hard time. But I push myself to look past the hurts, the hardships, and the pressures of life and try to see the good God has done, even if it is simply in the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, or if it is found in the warm smile of a passerby.  We have so much to praise God for.

As I look through this Psalm, I noticed that the words I, me, and my are used nine times!  What a neat scripture that is personalized for each one of us.  God is definitely for us and not against us.

Pam Little, Director of Children's Ministry

Brad Taylor