Thursday, March 15, 2012
"THE GOOD SHEPHERD"
Good Evening to All!
A Song of Praise for the LORD'S Faithfulness to His People
Know ye that the LORD He is God.
It is He that hath made us, and not
we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of
(4) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His
courts with praise: be thankful unto Him
and bless His name.
(5) For the LORD is good; His
mercy is everlasting; and His
truth endureth to all
(Psalm 100:3-5 KJV)
I love this Psalm. Of course, it is a very Long passage, so I chose some of the key verses I would like to talk about. I read the reference to it in my Bible, but I want to tell you what it means to me personally.
This first verse tells me that we need to remember just WHO the LORD is. He's not some inanimate object to be worshiped. He is EVERYWHERE. He is ALL-KNOWING. He is ALL POWERFUL. There is nothing or no one that can out do Him, outsmart Him, or out give Him.
This being said, we must keep in mind, that He is the one who created us, so He knows everything about us down to the number of hairs on our heads. We did not just appear out of thin air. HE formed us from the dust of the earth. Therefore we should remember to thank Him, and to praise Him with all of our being. "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD" (Psalm 150:6)
We are also to remember that we are HIS people and He is our Shepherd. We are to let Him guide us in all ways. In everything we do.
I love the way my Pastor explained this verse. We started EVERY SERVICE out with Singing praises to God and Worshiping Him, ushering in His presence. After all the Lord inhabits our praises according to Psalm 22:3.
His mercy is NEW EVERY DAY. I think truly the only way His mercy would run out on a person is if they were to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (which is unforgiveable according to God's Word, or if a person were to continually turn away from Him. Eventually that person would not be able to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and would turn to a reprobate mind, (or becoming a hopeless case) and falling totally from grace.
His truth endureth to ALL GENERATIONS. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. His Word does not change. God IS TRUTH, therefore He cannot lie, and He says His Word WILL NOT PASS AWAY.
I probably haven't told you anything you didn't know already, I just feel that it is ALWAYS good to be reminded, especially in today's time when the world is causing SO MUCH chaos by condoning immorality, and trying to confuse us about what's right and what's wrong in the eyes of God. If the devil succeeded in doing it to Eve, there's no doubt that he can do it to people who are not fluent in Bible teachings.
Be watchful, keep the eyes and ears of your heart turned upward to hear the nudging of the Holy Ghost and the calling of the LORD.
Good Night to All and May God Bless!