GPS: August 9, 2015

By August 9, 2015Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 96

O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts.

Worship the Lord in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.

Say among the nations, “The Lord is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy

before the Lord; for he is coming, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.

Food For Thought:

This is a beautiful psalm of praise. In this passage, the Psalmist proclaims the wondrous ways in which God has established the earth and has been involved in the earth from the beginning. Think about the earth’s beginnings. What causes you to pause and stand in awe like the Psalmist?  What is it about God’s earth that brings you to your knees?  

Prayer:

With the angels of heaven we proclaim your glory, O God. 
As the radiance of your presence lights up the heavens, 
we pray for enlightenment 
for your church on behalf of the whole world. Grant that, through our prayers and through the way in which we live our lives we may radiate the presence of Christ 
to all who dwell on earth, 
for he is our Lord forever and ever. Amen.

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