Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 115:1-18 NLT

[1] Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.

[2] Why let the nations say, “Where is their God?”

[3] Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes.

[4] Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.

[5] They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see.

[6] They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell.

[7] They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound.

[8] And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

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[14] May the LORD richly bless both you and your children.

[15] May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

[16] The heavens belong to the LORD, but he has given the earth to all humanity.

[17] The dead cannot sing praises to the LORD, for they have gone into the silence of the grave.

[18] But we can praise the LORD both now and forever! Praise the LORD!

Reflection . . .

Who is like our God? There is none like Him! All other gods are human made.

The Psalm goes on to tell that those who make gods are just like the gods they make, created things, and . . .

They are dumb — cannot speak,

They are deaf — cannot hear,

They are blind — cannot see,

They have noses — but cannot smell

They have hands — but cannot feel,

They have feet — but cannot walk

They have throats — but cannot make sound.

Why would human beings want to worship or depend on gods that are not living? Well, if human beings worship the living God, it would requrie them to live in faith and dependance on Him. Instead, by choosing to worship and depend on created things, it allows them to remain as they are and continue with no inward change. It’s the difference of life, being alive or being dead and unable to give Praise to God. All living things give praise and glory to their creator. Are you alive before God? Let’s place our complete faith and dependance on the living God who gives true blessing to His created ones.