Psalm 40: Part two

Psalm 40: Part two

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare (Psalm 40:4-5).

 

Yesterday, we learned that the Lord hears our cry, and pulls us out of the slimy pit. He puts us on a solid rock. Continuing on, today we are told that whoever trusts in the Lord is blessed. What does it mean to trust in something? The best analogy that I’ve ever heard is about a parachute. If you are about to jump out of a plane, you trust that your parachute will open and save your life. This is the same kind of trust that we should have in the Lord Jesus.

However, not only are we to trust in the Lord, we are to turn away from those who are proud and look to false gods. Why? Didn’t Jesus dine with sinners? Yes, he did. This speaks to not focusing in on what false teachers say and following them; but to trust in the Lord, and ultimately to share our faith with them as we were commanded.

Finally, we learn that God has done many wonders, which we know just by looking around outside. The beauty that God creates is all around us. But, the Psalmist takes it one step further, and says that the Lord has great plans for us. This may, or may not, be things that we would like. The great plan that he would have for us is to serve him and share the kingdom with others. Of course, it should go without saying that we are all blessed differently.

How has the Lord blessed you?

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