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Psalms 9:11-16 (NLT)
11 Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem.
Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.
12 For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless.
He does not ignore those who cry to him for help.
13 LORD, have mercy on me.
See how I suffer at the hands of those who hate me.
Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
14 Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem's gates,
so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
They have been caught in their own trap.
16 The LORD is known for his justice.
The wicked have trapped themselves in their own snares.
"Save me, so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem's gates, so I can rejoice that you have rescued me."
Does this verse sound familiar?
Almost like "God if you would just help this one time, I will _________?"
But that's not what David is talking about in this prayer. Look at verse 11 again,
"Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds."
David is praising the Lord even before he is asking for help.
How often do you call on the name of the Lord?
Now how often do you spend talking to Him and not asking for anything?
Have you ever stopped and just thought about the Lord and who He really is?
No, not just a provider in your time of need, even though He is.
But even more then that, He's the creator of the universe!
He holds everything together in His hands.
By His will they came to be, just try to imagine that; everything you see God created, or created the material for it to be made by man.
Stop and look at the palm of your hand, every single line you see there is not to be read by some phony palm reader. But God created every single line in your hand.
Now try to count the number of lines in the palm of your hand; no not just the big ones only, but every single line you see. Yes God took the time to put each one there in just that special way to create your own personal hand, unlike any other.
So today, spend the time looking around and at yourself, remember God and who He is.
Use this day to thank Him and Praise Him, for He alone is worthy!