Scripture: Psalm 8:1: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”
Observations: Jacob blessed his children and died. Joseph forgave his brothers and he died. The end of Genesis. The Israelites are now all in Egypt for 400 years. In Luke, the chief priests and scribes with the elders challenged Jesus’ authority, but were not willing to upset the people. That led Jesus to tell the story of the bad tenants of the vineyard, who killed the owners son. He was foretelling his own death. The chief priests then tried to trip up Jesus and get him to say something he shouldn’t, but he told them to give Caesar what belonged to Caesar and to God what belongs to God. Jesus corrected the Sadducees wrong conception of heaven, and warned the people against the hypocrites in the Church.
Application: I just spoke with my friend Shirley who is living in her last days. I reminded her to keep her eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). That made tonight’s Psalm jump out at me. “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! To speak the name of Jesus is powerful. Let’s not forget all the other names that God has. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5-6gwssX0Y Debbie Perkins taught my church in Ann Arbor the importance of praying God’s names. Try it. It is powerful.
Prayer: O Lord, our Lord we magnify your name in all the earth! Your are worthy of all out praise! Alpha, Omega, the beginning and the end. Ominipotent, Omnipresent, Omnicient and Glorious God. The Great I Am! Our Provider! Our Savior, Our shelter from the Storm! Glory to Your Name, Forever and Ever, Amen!
Tomorrow’s Scripture: Exodus 1-2; Psalm 88; Luke 21