Psalm 7 & 8: The LORD Most High
Verse of the Day: (7:17) I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
1. Hearts (7:1-10)
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. (7:9)
Throughout the life of David, he struggled with the Devil as he stood for the LORD. As a young man, he stood for God when he came out to fight against Goliath, the Philistine giant, when everyone in the army of Israel, including King Saul, was frightened of him. He then overcame Goliath by the mighty power and name of the LORD with just a slingshot! (1 Samuel 17) After that Saul was jealous of him, as he knew that God had anointed him as the next king, and he went for his life. David fled from Saul, and went into hiding. This was the psalm that he wrote by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as he recalled how God time and again delivered him out of all his troubles as He tried and tested the hearts and minds of all men. Let us therefore do the will of God from our hearts and minds, as He shall protect and preserve our lives now and forever. (Ephesians 6:5-8)
2. High (7:11-17)
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. (7:11)
David kept trusting the LORD most high, because he knew that He shall daily judge the righteous, and punish the wicked, as nothing escape His eyes. We can fool all the people all the time, but we can never fool God. The wicked may prosper and enjoy the things of this world, but God shall eventually judge and punish them at the Day of Judgment, unless they truly repent of their sins, and believe in Jesus Christ, God’s Son. (Revelation 20:11-15) Let us believe and receive Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, as only He, the most high God, can truly save us from hell and promote us to heaven. (Acts 16:16-18)
3. Heavens (8:1-9)
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. (8:1)
Indeed, our God is the LORD of all the earth and heavens as He is the Creator, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. (Revelation 22:12-13) Everything we see in the heavens and the earth – the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the oceans, the trees, the animals, the fishes, the insects and even mankind - are all creatures of God. However, man is unique as we are made in His image, and therefore we are the only creatures who can choose to believe in and praise Him. (Genesis 1) Let us thus look forward to the new heavens and earth that God has specially prepared for all who believe in Him to dwell with Him for all eternity. (2 Peter 3:10-13)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to daily sing praises to You, the LORD most High.