The Psalmist David instructs us several times to pause and reflect on what he has written. When we read God’s word it is so easy at times not to pause and reflect on what God’s word is saying to us so it does not become part of how we live. We are instructed on many occasions to be “doers of the word not just listeners” (James 1:23). Verse 3 says “Say to God, ‘How awesome are your works! Through the greatness of your power your enemies shall submit to you ‘”. Because the Psalmist was overcome by the greatness of his God, David did not take credit for all the victories that he had experienced but was careful to acknowledge that it was God who won the victory. This is an area we can learn from the Psalmist. We need to be careful and give ourselves time to pause and see the greatness of God in our lives. Because most of the time we live an easy life, the reason for this is God is protecting us and we are not aware of it also the god of this world has been defeated. Unfortunately, we do not spend enough time reflecting and declaring the greatness of our God. Verse 4 says: “All the earth shall worship you and sing praises to you; They shall sing praises to your name”. If creation sees the greatness of God and takes time to declare it, how much more we should declare that we have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus, may we never take our salvation lightly, and always be overwhelmed by recognising that we are a child of God and take the time to declare that we live in His kingdom. After pausing and praising the greatness of his God the psalmist says in Verse 5 Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing towards the sons of men”. I believe at the beginning of the year we should take stock of our relationship with our Lord and Saviour and be prepared to change our relationship with the Lord. This is a choice that we are making all the time whether we are in awe of God or not. The god of this world is very vocal in declaring doom and gloom which if we take notice of leads us away from living in the greatness of our God. The verse commences with “Come and see” this is the greatness of our God inviting us to come and see without any threats from the god of this world when we ignore God’s greatness. I believe for too long we have been intimidated by the god of this world, the whole world is confused by COVID-19  and the perceived impending doom and gloom of climate change. These are smokescreens trying to tempt us from seeing the greatness of our God.  I am so encouraged by the way the Lord is building His Church, it is so good to recognise His greatness, and that is why it is so important to have a daily habit of reading God’s word which is full of stories of God’s greatness. This leads us to spend time worshipping Him. As we continue with this Psalm we see the Psalmist David expressing his praise to his God and may we do the same.

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  1. I agree, although I read his word everyday, I start focusing on my day, God is worthy of my time.

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