Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD. (Psalm 144)
God’s Blessings on His People
Martin Luther said, “True religion
Is found in personal pronouns.”
Doubting Thomas after the resurrection
Proclaimed Jesus, “My Lord and My God.”
David claims God as, “My rock, my fortress,
My stronghold, My deliverer and my shield.”
True Christianity begins with a personal
Relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior.
Then we can sing with the angels “Worthy
Is the Lamb, who was slain to receive power
And wealth and wisdom and strength and
Honor and glory and praise.”
And all Christendom can join in singing,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
To know God is the greatest of all
Blessings, and serving God is the best
And surest path to every other blessing.
Psalm 1:1-3 describes a blessed man.
(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003
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