|I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
This morning the day started brilliantly! The breeze was perfect, the temperature was very mild, my wife and I had some Bible Study and my girls made me breakfast! What else could one ask for? How about a Word from the Lord?
1 A song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the hills-- From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. Psalm 121:1-8 (NKJV)
In the Psalm of Ascent the author makes a conscious choice to look to the Lord for his help. He does so because he knows where his help comes from, the Lord who made heaven and earth! Sometimes we overlook the obvious. In the Psalm we are reminded that since the Lord is our Creator then final authority concerning all things concerning life, salvation, justice, justification and eternity are all His. We can gladly say with the Psalmist that we will look up to God because it is he that is our protector and our provisioner. He alone knows all of our steps and will guide us by His wisdom if we will listen. But even if we turn to the right or the left we can seek Him out and He will lead us back into the path of righteousness. May He alone receive our praise and no other!
Praise be unto You, Oh Lord our God!!