May 17, 2020: SOAP #3818:   1Kings 2: 1Chronicles 29; Psalm 95; 2Thessalonians 1

Scripture:  Psalm (NIV) 95:1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker

Observation:  David had so much for which to praise God.  He rejoiced before the Lord.  He expressed his appreciation with music.  What a great God!  What a great King.  What a great Creator!

Application:  Like David, I have so much for which to praise God.  BUT I HAVE SO MUCH MORE THAN DAVID!  I have Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  David knew creation and the history of Israel; I know Jesus, God's Son.  David relied on animal sacrifices (plural) for forgiveness; I rely on the single sacrifice of Jesus on the cross!  Yes, I have so much more!

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, my heart is full of praise for the wonders of creation.  AND my heart OVERFLOWS WITH PRAISE for Your Son, Jesus and what He did for me. Amen

Pastor Leon
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