Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daily Bible Readings: August 9th-14th

Monday – Psalm 148.1-14
Meditation: What does it mean that God is “Creator”? Being Creator carries with it great authority. But it also calls for a response from the created. Psalm 148 is going to praise God for who is he is in creation and what he has done on behalf of us his created, and how we are to respond to our great Creator. Pray that God would help you marvel not just at creation but at him.

Tuesday – Psalm 148.1-10; Psalm 19
Meditation: The Bible loves to highlight the greatness of God and of his creation and our psalm is no different. God has made the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. We must be amazed by the one who crafted them in his own hand. And not only did God make the heavens and the earth, he continues to sustain them. Thank God that he not only creates but upholds his creation.

Wednesday – Psalm 148.11-14; Psalm 139.13-18
Meditation: God didn’t just craft creation. He made us. He didn’t just make the stage. He makes the performers. From the least to the greatest, all are works of his hand and owe their lives to him. And as with creation God didn’t just make us and move on. He is in control of every day of our lives. The God of the universe guiding your life. What a blessing. God’s care for us is not about a moment in the past, but is highlighted anew every day, for it is God that sustains both us and our world.

Thursday – Psalm 148.13-14
Meditation: What should our response be as we grow to understand more about our great God? It should come as no surprise that the answer is…praise! This psalm gives us two reasons to praise God as creator. The first is just the simple fact that there is no one else like him. There is one creator for this entire world. The God of the Bible alone carries that title. It just makes sense to fall down in worship before the one who made all this. Pray that God would grab your heart with who he is and lift your eyes to be amazed at what he has done.

Friday – Psalm 148.13-14; Psalm 18.2, Luke 1.68-69
Meditation: The second reason we have to praise God is that he takes all that power he possesses as creator and uses it on our behalf. He applies his power to protect, to save us. The “horn” he raises for us is none other than his own Son. God doesn’t just make us, nor is his care for us finished in that he makes and sustains us. Our God goes infinitely beyond the bounds. Our God saves us. For that he deserves our praise.

Saturday – Psalm 148.1-14
Meditation: Look over this week’s meditations. There is one Creator. Only one. And he deserves our praise, our lives. Can you say that you have treated God as he deserves to be treated? Have you given him the praise due the one true God?

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