July 2, 2017: SOAP #2768: Isaiah 4-5; Psalm 115-116; Jude Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 116:1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because he turned his ear to me 6 when I was in great need, he saved me. 7 Be at restO my soul, for the [...]

July 2, 2017: SOAP #2768: Isaiah 4-5; Psalm 115-116; Jude

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 116:1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
2 Because he turned his ear to me
6 when I was in great need, he saved me.
7 Be at restO my soul, for the LORD has been good to you..
8 delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling
16 you have freed me from my chains.  

Observation:   In the world in which the Psalmist lived, most, if not all, of the nations served idols.   Made out of wood or stone, obviously they were powerless to do anything for their worshippers.   What a difference from the God the Psalmist served.   The Psalmist's God heard his prayer, understood his need, and saved him!   The Psalmist's God saved him from death, wiped away his tears, kept his feet from stumbling, and freed him from what bound him!   The Psalmist's God served the Psalmist in greater ways than the Psalmist served his God.

Application:   I serve the same God the Psalmist served!     And along with the Psalmist I can say, 'The Lord has been good to me!'

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, surely you have been good to me!  May all who know me, know that you have been good to me!   May they hear me proclaim your many blessings.   Amen            

Pastor Leon
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