April 16, Reading 2 – Psalm 134, 135

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SAA Notes

Both these psalms contain the words: you who minister in the house of the Lord. These are psalms firstly for priests and then for everyone (135:21). You and I are now a royal priesthood. These are psalms for public worship. Reflect on the place the Bible gives corporate public worship in your own spiritual health and growth.

SJA Notes

“Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages. For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.”

The psalmist takes us back thousands of years to when God called Israel out of Egypt.

In Deuteronomy chapter 26 we read,

“… With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders.”

The psalmist establishes the case that our God is great and above all other (lowercase) gods.

The examples used do not draw attention to Israel themselves, to humanity – But rather point to God. That HE IS GREAT, that HE IS ABOVE ALL GODS.

And the underpinning of this argument is found in verse 13,

“Your name, O LORD, endures forever, your renown, O LORD, throughout all ages.”

For how long will God’s name endure? A century maybe? Perhaps ten generations?

No – FOREVER!

What a God we have – He is so very worthy of our trust.

* Mighty God,

We praise Your Name today, what a God You are – There is none like You!

Your Name endures forever.

Please help us to bear Your Name well today as we walk through the day.

Amen.

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