Tuesday, August 27, 2013

King of Glory

Today, as I watched the news I noticed that there were reports about William and Kate and the fact that they are doing fine with their baby.  The world has pretty much been obsessed with the couple and their little baby.  I think for many countries that do not have royalty, it almost feels like a fairy tale to have kings, queens, princes, and princesses.  I'm sure if you asked anyone in a royal family, they would be very quick to explain it is not a fairy tale.  Then, of course, there were more stories on the morning news about the backlash from Miley Cyrus' performance at the VMA's.  In fact, we don't have to watch TV or listen to the media for too long before we hear about some crazy story about someone famous.  Wouldn't it be interesting if we became more obsessed with famous people doing good rather than the way they destroy their lives.  There are plenty of famous people who use their influence to accomplish a lot of good in this world, yet it gets so little press.  I wonder if this perspective and desire to hear the controversial makes it hard for us to focus on the good.  This morning I am looking at another Psalm written by David where he reminds us that our focus should be on God's glory and decrees.  As I am spending time looking at psalms that show us why we praise and worship God, please use the link and read Psalm 19.

In this psalm, David writes how God's creation reveals His glory and majesty.  He writes that their testimony of God's goodness and glory is declared throughout the earth even though they have no vocabulary or voice.  They are the evidence of God's existence.  He then points us to the good things of God in His commands and decrees.  In fact, we are told that they are more precious than gold and sweeter than honey.  This is because these decrees keep us focused on God and the good things He planned for us.  Rather than focusing on the mistakes we make and all our faults, we focus on the good things of God and strive to accomplish what He wants for us.

Do you see the difference in perspective?  Instead of focusing on famous people and all their faults and mistakes, we are actually to be spending that time in praise to God for His perfect plan.  We are to be focusing on the good things of God and His greatness.  After all, that is what all of nature does!  When our focus is right, we can do what the rest of creation does - reveal God's glory.

Is your focus on the good things of God?

This post is linked with Soli Deo Gloria.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, in answer to your question, and on a daily basis. Not because I'm such a fine Christian but because I'm such a dependent one.

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