Topic: Know God Through His Works (DCLM Daily Manna 23 February 2021)
Text: Psalm 92:1-15 (KJV)
1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.
12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Key Verse: “O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep” (Psalm 92:5).
A songwriter wrote:
“O Lord, my God! When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the works Thy hands hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r thro’ out the universe displayed,”
“Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!”
The psalmist expressed the necessity and goodness of giving thanks to God and showing forth His lovingkindness daily. God had made him glad through His works. He marvelled at the greatness of His work and at the depth of His thoughts and knowledge. He rounded off by affirming that the righteous shall flourish in the courts of God, even at old age, to show His uprightness and faithfulness.
Our God and His works are awesome. From the innumerable microscopic organisms in the air and in the soil to bigger creatures like the elephant, to the green vegetation, the rivers and the seas; to birds that fly in the open heavens, to mineral resources such as gold and diamond that are mined at depths of up to 12,000 feet in the ground; to the stars and moon above, and to man created in the image of God, the wonders of God’s creation are manifest and manifold.
And He desires that we know Him. “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight” (Jeremiah 9:23, 24).
How much delight do we have in knowing more of God and His word? Do we have a living relationship with Him? Let us draw nearer to Him so as to benefit from His great love, wisdom and power.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To know God is to love Him.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 17-19
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.