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Look and See what God has done/is doing


Yesterday a friend visited and we talked about worship.  This summer we’re exploring several of the Psalms and what they display more than anything is that no matter the circumstances, no matter the troubles, no matter the difficulties, no matter the joys and successes...all things come from God and so in all things we worship and stand amazed at his work.

This next Sunday we’ll mine the riches of Psalm 90.  The author reminds us of WHY we worship God...

Psalm 90:1-3
1  Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3  You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."

Why do we worship?  Because He is the Eternal God, the Creator of the universe, including us, and we are part of his creation.  The Psalmist reminds us in vs 12:
 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

That’s the key...can we SEE?  Can we see How God has entered our lives?  How God has worked in our circumstances, difficulties, joys, successes?  How God is still at work in us, and will be through the rest of our lives.

It’s a theme in so many of the Psalms.  Remember the words of Psalms 103?  Forget not all his benefits.”  

Spurgeon wrote:  “It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints and to observe His goodness in delivering them, His mercy in pardoning them, and His faithfulness in keeping His covenant with them. But would it not be even more interesting and profitable for us to observe the hand of God in our own lives? Should we not look upon our own history as being at least as full of God, as full of His goodness and of His truth, as much a proof of His faithfulness and veracity as the lives of any of the saints who have gone before?

We do our Lord an injustice when we suppose that He performed all His mighty acts and showed Himself strong for those in the early time but does not perform wonders or lay bare His arm for the saints who are now upon the earth. Let us review our own lives. Surely in these we may discover some happy incidents, refreshing to ourselves and glorifying to our God. Have you had no deliverances? Have you passed through no rivers, supported by the divine presence? Have you walked through no fires unharmed? Have you had no manifestations? Have you had no choice favors? The God who gave Solomon the desire of his heart, has He never listened to you and answered your requests? That God of lavish bounty of whom David sang, "who satisfies you with good," Has He never filled you up to overflowing? Have you never been made to lie down in green pastures? Have you never been led by the still waters?

Surely the goodness of God has been the same to us as to the saints of old. Let us, then, weave His mercies into a song. Let us take the pure gold of thankfulness and the jewels of praise and make them into another crown for the head of Jesus. Let our souls produce music as sweet and as exhilarating as came from David's harp while we praise the Lord whose mercy endures forever.

We worship because God wants us to LOOK and SEE what he has done...what he is doing.

Peace


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