"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: October 11

 “The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works” ~ Psalm 104:31

So that you will understand completely why this verse has been included among our “green stone” verses to praise God, will you please read all of Psalm 104? Open your heart and your mind and your emotions to its glory-filled words as you read and ask the Holy Spirit to open the depths of its message to you. And once you have grasped its lovely truth, you will be grasped by it forever. This has been my [Eugenia Price, the author’s] own experience with this Psalm and I ask this same Holy Spirit now to enable me to make clear to you what He has shown me in it.

If you read Psalm 104 you know it is a Psalm of praise. If you are in fellowship with the Lord Jesus, I know your heart is singing. If you are not close to Him, He is close to you and longs to gain entrance to your heart. He longs to give you a closer look at His intention toward us in this magnificent Psalm which rolls from “glory to glory” declaring God’s infinite care about every living creature! About every part of the earth from the “beams of his chambers in the waters” … to “wings of the wind” that blows over the earth which He created and which He loves. On and on rolls the Psalm, singing of God’s care manifested in “drink to every beast of the field” and sap for the trees and nests for the birds.

This God cares for every part of His creation. And in the last, verse, we see that He cares so infinitely for “the man [who] goeth forth unto his work” that He wants the “sinners consumed out of the earth.” He wants peace for everyone. There is only one way to “consume sinners” and that is by consuming the sin from them and only the holy fire of the Spirit of God can do this! My heart sings and shouts for joy. God wants to “consume the sinners” by turning them into saints!

“Bless thou the Lord, O my soul.”

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