October 03, 2018: SOAP #3226: Ezra 5-6; Psalm 138; Luke 16
Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 138:1 Of David. I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
Observation: What does David mean…” with all my heart?” Surely, he means that there will be only one God in his heart. There will be no room for other “gods.” When his path takes him before the “gods” that others serve, David promises to sing his LORD’s praise. He will not remain quiet about His God when he comes in contact with the “gods” of other people.
Application: When I am in the presence of people who have made money their “god,” I am going to praise the One Who created all the gold and silver! When I am in the presence of people who have made athletes to be their “god,” I am going to speak of the all-surpassing glory of the One worshipped in heaven by angels. When I am in the presence of people who have made movie stars their “god,” I am going to talk of the God who lived a sinless live as a man then sacrificed His life on the cross as the payment for my sins!
If Jesus is not the Lord of all in my life, then He really is not Lord at all. We receive Jesus as both Savior AND LORD. That is just Who He is!
Prayer: Lord, not with just a part of my heart, I will worship you with all my heart. Before the “gods” of this earth, I will sing your praise! Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!