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I call Him King, but it He?

“But God is my king……” Psalm 74:12.

God is in charge, or at least that’s what I say.

Think of how I live, though.  Don’t I behave as if I’m in charge!

Why don’t I defer more to Him?  “If the Lord approves…”  Do I ever say that?

I say, instead, “I will……….”

God is not mocked.  He knows my heart.  He knows my motivation.

Do I really want a king?  Sure, I want to be in His Kingdom, but am I willing to be subjected to Him?

What would subjection look like?  I think it would start with an attitude of wanting to please the King.

If I can’t start there then I am looking to please someone else……..Satan.  That seems harsh because I would not intentionally say that I want to please Satan but how else can deliberately not pleasing God be interpreted?

I must report for “duty” 24/7.  “Here I am, my King,” is the way to start.  No strings attached.  No preconceived notions. Just, “Here I am, my King.”

Conclusion: “Here I am, my King.”

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Is there too much “Why?” and “Gimme” in your relationship to God?

“But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth.” Psalm 74:12.

I can’t isolate a verse in Psalm 74.

Why?  Too much going on before and after verse 12.

In the “before” part, the psalmist has a lengthy list of instances where God let His people down.

In the “after” part, the psalmist tells God how He should run His business.

In between?  God is amazing!  Today’s verse is in the God-is-terrific part.

I look at the psalm and wonder how the psalmist can be so flexible in His approach to God.  But then I see myself in the psalmist’s attitude.

Why is God letting this happen to me?

God is the Creator of everything, and He loves me.

God, this is what I’m going to do.  Please do this-or-that so I’ll be successful.

Wow!  Do you see yourself in the sequence as I do?  Close to God at times while at other times completely misguided on Who He is.  God is my King!

Believers are assured that God is in the details of their lives (past/present/future) and can rejoice in this good news and live accordingly.

Too many “Why’s” and “Gimme’s” in my relationship to God.

Conclusion: The great God is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I must live as if this is true….because it is.

 

 

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