Psalm 47 & 48: The LORD Is Our Guide
Verse of the Day: (48:14) For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
1. The LORD Is Our Great God (47:1-9)
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. (47:2)
Since the day David believed in God, he had been praising Him until the day he was promoted to His eternal heaven. David had much to praise God for as He chose and anointed him to be the King of Israel, and blessed him with many triumphs and victories over his enemies, and with both material and spiritual blessings. Indeed, the Lord is our great God, the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS, and one day He shall judge all of us and those who believe in Him shall be with Him in glorious heaven and those who reject Him shall be cast into eternal condemnation in fiery hell. (Revelation 19:11-21)
2. The LORD Is Our Gladness (48:1-11)
Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. (48:11)
King David praised and thanked God always, as he experienced rejoicing and gladness in his heart even amid tragedies and misfortunes. He knew that all things, including bad things, worked together for good to them who loved God and to them who were called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28) David had experienced the lowest and darkest point of his life when he committed immorality and murder, and he experienced the turning point of his life when he truly repented of his sins, and also experienced the highest and brightest point when God blessed him with Solomon, his son, as his successor, before he was eventually promoted to pearly heaven. Indeed, let us praise and thank God always as He gives us abundant rain from heaven and plenty of fruits from the earth, and feeds us with bountiful food and fills our hearts with gladness. (Acts 14:12-18)
3. The LORD Is Our Guide (48:12-14)
Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. (48:13)
The entire life of King David was that of praises and thanksgiving to his Almighty God who was his Guide and Leader in life and in death. Throughout his life, he shared and taught his family and the people of Israel the grace, the goodness and greatness of God who was their Guide and Leader now and forever. He taught them that they were to be example to the Gentiles and the people of the world as they were their guide to them who were spiritual blind until they would spiritually see God, and a light to them in their spiritual darkness until they were able to spiritually see God when He opened their eyes. Let us follow our God who is our Guide and Leader now and forever. (Romans 2:16-20)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are my Guide in life and death and for all eternity.