A Bible Devotion from Psalm 134
Come Bless the Lord
1 Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night in the house of the Lord!
2 Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord!
3 May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made heaven and earth!
The 134th Psalm, NKJV
This Psalm is the last of the Song of Ascents - it is the last Psalm in the Jewish Psalter. As such it is somewhat of a benediction. Appropriately so, blessings are offered to the Lord first; the servants of the Lord, who guarded the house of the Lord by night, were called upon to continually bless the Lord. When true believers think of all the wondrous things God has done for them, praise and blessing for God empowers them even through the night watches. Then God, who made heaven and earth, blesses His people.
Isn't that an amazing thing to ponder; we cannot help but praise God for all of the things He does for us, but why does He bless us? Truly we have a great and wondrous God with love beyond our comprehension! As believers we have claimed the blood of Christ which covers our sins before a just and Holy God. God could have left this world to itself with no intervention and eventually everything would have self-destructed. Imagine those people in your life who are hard to love - then think of a Holy God who devises a plan of salvation for His people who have nothing good in themselves that God would desire.
We will never comprehend this wondrous and holy God we serve, but oh how thankful we are for His grace displayed to us, such an unworthy people. May we be diligent in reading and studying God's Word and then in praying for His grace to work in our hearts and loves. May God grant to us a love for the lost we see every day. May our heart yearn for their salvation, and may God grant us the opportunity to share Christ with them in our actions as well as in our words.
Like the Psalmist, pray today that you would truly bless God even in the night watches; then, pray that the blessing of God would be upon you.
Another Devotion on the 134th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
Sabbath Blessing, verses 1-3