Happy Sunday, y’all!
I’m taking a break from Ephesians (part 1 and part 2 were in these past two weeks) to take a look at Psalms 76. Before I chat, though, go ahead and take a look at it! Read it and see what you find. ;)
Don’t worry, we’ll wait for you. :)
God makes Himself known. Not only for the Israelites, but for us and our world.
We get in trouble when we look to things other than God. I shouldn’t try to find solutions anywhere or in any place but in God.
There are three great points here:
God makes His home with us to protect us.
God has not made Himself known to us for us to ignore Him or use Him whenever it’s convenient: God has made Himself known to us because He wants our home to be in His heart.
Am I finding life in Him? Am I dependent on Him? Have I decided that God isn’t worth hanging out with? Am I walking with Him? Do I see God’s hand at work in my life? Am I at home with God?
God displays His power for us.
It’s tempting to think that God hasn’t worked any miracles in your life. I do it too! But remember: any time God simply speaks to us through reading Scripture or hearing a sermon or whatever it is—that is a miracle!
Do I see God’s power on display in my life?
We must worship God.
Until we obey and trust God with abandon, we’ll never do much more than limp our way through this life. We’ve got to obey! Why? Because…
God’s either going to be feared as Judge or feared as King. Who do I want to fear?
Hearing that in service today was honestly life-changing! I’m one to have a hard time living differently after Salvation, have a hard time realizing I’m free from that, so to hear that God wants me free and at home with Him, well, it’s just one of those reinforcements I need quite a lot! I hope somehow you were touched by this extension sermon!
P.S. I should not be wanting to take a nap at this time of day.