Monday, November 7 – Psalm 104:31-35
May the glory of the Lord endure forever; May the Lord rejoice in His works; He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. May my praise be pleasing to Him;
As for me, I shall rejoice in the Lord. May sinners be removed from the earth and may the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, my soul. Praise the Lord!
When you think about your goals in life or even for your day, is there a common theme? Maybe they are focused on your family, career, or places you want to go. These things are all good and have their places in our lives, but this passage reminds us of the reason that should be behind all our decisions. In this psalm, we learn about the nature of God, and how we should respond to Him. He remains forever. He created and sustains and directs all things. It only makes sense that when we recognize who He is, we respond by allowing Him to direct our lives and praise Him as Lord.
So often we want to section God off to a particular area of our lives, hoping He will just help us in specific areas, but when we read this passage, we recognize the complete scope of His authority. We have all heard the phrase “the world does not revolve around you,” but this passage tells us the world really does revolve around God. Colossians 1:16 says, “for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.” So, as you make your plans and goals or consider how you will serve your church, remember the One who is the foundation, strength, and initiator of it all. It is our God! To Him be the glory in everything.
• How does knowing who God is affect the plans you make in a day?
• What are some things you know about God that have changed your life?
• Pray and praise God for who He is today.