GPS: March 29, 2016

By March 29, 2016Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 114

When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.

The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.

The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

Why is it, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?

O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

Food For Thought:

The line that stands out to me in this passage is “Tremble, at the presence of the Lord.” One of my favorite songs is “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” The lyrics of the song are:

 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Oh were you there when they crucified my Lord?

(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)

Tremble

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

 

Were you there when they nailed Him to the cross?

Were you there when they nailed Him to the cross?

(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)

Tremble

Were you there when they nailed Him to the cross?

 

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

(Ohh, sometimes it causes me to tremble)

Tremble

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

 

Well, were you there when the stone was rolled away?

Were you there when the stone was rolled away?

(OH, sometimes it causes me to tremble)

Tremble

 

Were you there when the stone was rolled away?

The word that always moves me the most in this song is tremble. Partly, because I don’t believe that we tremble enough at the sight of God. God takes the back-burner too often in our daily lives. But there are times we need to stand before the Lord in awe and tremble in God’s presence.

Prayer:

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

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