The Psalmist wrote: “Glorious things are said of You!"
John Newton once was a slave trader. After becoming a Christian he became a powerful preacher, a leader in the fight against slavery, and a famous hymn writer.
One of his hymns contains those Glorious Things!
"He whose Word cannot be broken" reminds us of the faithfulness of God – a centerpiece of the Psalms. In psalm after psalm we hear the echo of God's faithfulness gas He continually gave strength, hope and encouragement to the children of Israel. Though they often abandoned God and at times paid a dear price for forsaking Him, He was there every time they called on Him and He always answered their cry.
"I will supply your sons and daughters, and all their fear of wanting what they need remove." There never was a time in their history that God did not feed them, go before them, or watch over them. When they looked to Him for forgiveness, and repented of their sinful ways, His mercy met them at their point of need and His blessings followed. He was always with them to meet their needs, remove their fear, and grant them the desires of their heart as long as they obeyed His teachings and followed Him.
"Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver, Never fails from age to age." If there ever was a time in the history of our nation that we needed to be reminded that God's grace would "never fail" it is now. Everywhere we look, we see a need for His love, mercy, grace, salvation, and our nation's restoration and renewal. It is not His glory that has vanished – it is our unwillingness to share His grace with others. When we do, it will return.
Prayer: Lord, how disappointed You must be when You see what we can do to share Your grace, yet do nothing. Forgive us and enable us to do good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Psalm 87:3 Glorious things are said of you,
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