In God's Word: Worthy to be Praised

June 10, 2019 - The song of the saved of the Lord! The words of David as he gives praise to the Lord for saving him from his enemies.

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:1-2) 

David realizes that his rescue from the evils that surrounded him has come from the Lord and he gives praise and glory to the only one who is worthy, the Lord God. 

Oh, that we might all realize this and do as David, give God the credit, the praise and the glory which he and only he deserves.

Oh, that all might realize all that anyone must do is to believe upon the Lord, to trust in him and to call upon him for help in times of trouble.

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:3) 

Yes, this it the truth, that once one has accepted the Lord as his God and has placed his faith in God and God alone, then, God stands ready to defend and protect his own from his enemies around the world.

Jesus Christ, the only Son of God and our Lord and Savior said this about all who would call upon the Lord God.

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8) 

The instructions are clear, it is as David sings out, the Lord is the rock and the fortress and deliverer for all who will call upon him. 

Just as Jesus has said, so shall it be for all who ask, seek and knock, for these, help shall come from the Lord

James, the brother of Jesus Christ gives more insight into the difference between the lost and the saved as he says this about the natural man.

“You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” (James 4:2-3)

Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."" (James 4:5-6) 

Pay attention to the scriptures for they are the words of God given us by those whom he has chosen to write his words for us. The scriptures are breathed out by God and are sufficient for all things of the Christian way.

Come to the Lord with humility, asking for his grace to receive you and cleanse you from your sinful ways.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.” (James 4:8-9) 

Only through our humble confessions of our sinful ways and our soulful repentance from all sin can we gain redemption from our Lord. If you do not know him, come to him this day in repentance and he will lift you from the pit of darkness and into the light that is our Lord Jesus Christ.

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” (James 4:10) 

Call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised!!!