I Know It!
June 20, 2020: SOAP #3852: 2Kings 4,5; Psalm 83; 1Timothy 2
Scripture: Psalm (NIV) 83:1 A song. A psalm of Asaph. O God do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. 2 See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. 3 With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. 4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” 5 With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you"
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD"that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.
Observation: The nation of Israel has always had enemies. It is a spiritual battle as God's enemies stir up hatred and evil against those chosen by God to fulfill His plan for the earth. And sometimes God was punishing Israel for rebelling against Him. This psalm is a prayer asking God to punish, defeat, and put to shame Israel's enemies.
But the psalm ends requesting God to make it clear to those enemies that the LORD God is the Highest being over all the earth, He is 'Most High over all the earth.' There is no other God!!
Application: People can frustrate us. We want God to move them out of our way. We see them holding back God's work in our lives. But if God is truly Most High, why should I let them bother me. My God is MOST HIGH! He is MOST HIGH over my life, and over those against me, even if they do not know it yet. They may not know it, but I DO! And my actions should show that I do.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you 'alone are the MOST HIGH over all the earth.' You are not 'Most High' because I made you that way, you are 'Most High' because that is who you truly are!! May my words and my deeds demonstrate that truth to others today. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!