When He has everything is there anything you can give Him? When He owns everything what can you get Him? Your heart! Your love! Your obedience! Your relationship!
Let’s consider what we read in today’s reading from Psalm 50…
‘ The Mighty One, God the Lord , speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest. He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah “Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God. Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me. I will not accept a bull from your house or goats from your folds. For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine. Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats? Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips? For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers. “You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you. “Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver! The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”‘
The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. He is owns every beast of the forest, the cattle on a thousand hills, all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field.
Yet having everything His desire is to have an intimate relationship with us. He loves us so much that He sent Jesus who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that there would and could be a way for us to be reconciled back to God. There is nothing we could have done to be good enough until Jesus gave His all so that all we need to do is to receive the gift of Jesus. Will you invite Jesus into Your heart? Will You ask Him to be your Lord and Savior? Will you live the rest of your life with and for Him? Will you let today be the first day of the rest of your life?
How will you choose to get get judged? By what you can do in your own power? By what Jesus has done for you? We all have the choice to make! Choose wisely!
Today’s devotional speaks to the impact of the Bible on history and philosophy related to Psalm 50:10 through Thoreau, Walden in relations to describing the cattle train using the text from Psalm 50:10.
As I prepare to go back to the office today I lift it up to You and ask Lord that Your Word would not return void and that my time at the Dream Conference would be sealed into my heart in order to help me to accomplish all that You have for me. Grant me wisdom for every situation and conversation. Grant me visions and dreams for the roles You have set before me to fill. Grant me the boldness and courage to speak life and hope to the people around me and to lead them as You would have me lead. Help me to serve them as You would have me serve. And Lord in and through it all, may You receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.