Psalm 31

Psalm 31 is a very fitting passage for Thanksgiving Day 2009.  The writer lets us know that God is our blessor.  “What a stack of blessing you have piled up for those who worship you”.  God richly pours out His abundance on us.  He “takes care of all who stay close to Him”.  We have much to be thankful for.  Do you stop and give Him thanks?  But more importantly, are you walking with Him and staying close so you experience His goodness?  The writer tells us to “love God, all you saints”.  We are to be in deep and intimate relationship with the Father.  We need to proclaim as the psalmist does that “you are my God”.  But that means we need to be spending time with Him daily.  We need to be ever in His presence.  We have much to gain because “His love is the wonder of the world”.  There is nothing better on this planet.  We will never experience anything that compares to the love of God.  So why don’t we spend a lot more time basking in His love than living the rat race of our chaotic world?  I have no answer for that in my own life – how about you?

 The psalmist is yet again under attack.  But he knows where his refuge is.  “You’re my cave to hide in, my cliff to climb….I want to hide in you…put my life in your hands….you’ll never let me down”.  Oh the promises of God.  He is our refuge and our strength.  He is our unending source of protection and safety.  He alone is the one place we can run for our lives.  I was struck by this verse: “I hate all this silly religion, but you God, I trust”.  Is your trust in the church or your religion, or is it in the Creator of the universe and the One who has actually the place we can run for security?  Far too many put their trust and faith in something that will let them down.  The church is not our salvation.  Jesus alone is the way to eternal life. Scripture is very clear about that.  So don’t get wrapped up in religion, get wrapped up in the arms of Jesus.  He is the one place that helps assure our eternity.  If we don’t, we will feel like the writer who says “my life leaks away”.  Feel like that?  It happens if we aren’t tied to the rock and anchor of life – Jesus Christ.  Are you connected?  Can you really say “you are my God”?  On this Thanksgiving 2009, I pray that you have a relationship with the Savior and you know where your eternity will be spent.  There is nothing that deserves our thanks more than that.  Do you know?  If not, find out today!

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