A Bible Devotion from Psalm 115
We Will Bless the Lord Forevermore!
1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth. 2 Why should the Gentiles say, "So where is their God?"
3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. 5 They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; 6 They have ears, but they do not hear; noses they have, but they do not smell; 7 They have hands, but they do not handle; feet they have, but they do not walk; nor do they mutter through their throat. 8 Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.
18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.
Psalm 115:1-8, & 18, NKJV
This Psalm helps us to understand that man must worship something or someone. Because, too often, he or she will not worship God, the recourse they follow is to make a god of their own whom they will worship. But, what is their god like? Does a god made by man have any power?
In contrast, what is God like? He is in Heaven and does what He pleases. What does that mean? It means that He has a mouth and therefore speaks the Word of Truth to us. He has eyes and so He sees His Children on earth and will avenge them of their enemies. He has ears to listen to our cries for help and responds. He has a nose that smells the incense of sweet fragrance that His children offer up to Him in prayers of praise. He has feet to walk beside us and carry our burden when it is too heavy for us to bear.
And that is why we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.
Think about the 115th Psalm and then pray today that you will praise God because He never leaves or forsakes you when you are a child of His.
Not Unto Us, verses 1-2
Our God Is, verses 3-8
All About Trust, verses 9-11
Blessed of God, verses 12-15
Dead or Alive, verses 16-18