Actions speak louder than words: I’ll bet you’ve heard that saying. We can say all we want that we believe in God, but if our loves don’t show it, then what difference to our words make? This psalm is not about thinking ourselves so holy while others might not be, but rather to remember that the world doesn’t live with God in charge, but rather power, privilege and being important.
The last verse is a cry for salvation for the world. Praying in the name of Jesus, take a stand against the spirit of unbelief that chokes our world. Pray for you and your loved ones. Anything holding you back? By the power in the Holy Name, tell all that stands between you and the Lord to be removed.
[Note: This psalm and psalm 53 are the same, except for this one’s use of the name Yahweh or Lord for God.]
On Wednesdays we read one psalm each week, usually one after another. In Lent we take some special psalms together—this year numbers 120 to 124. These are songs that the people sang while on special trips each year to the holy city of Jerusalem.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.