Blessed Are the People Whose God Is the Lord
Martine Luther used to say that true religion is to be found in personal pronouns. He meant that it is only when we are able to speak of God as our God and call Jesus our Savior that Christianity becomes more than mere ideas and is truly real for us.
In Psalm 144 David is extremely personal as he confesses who had found God to be. He says, "My Rock," "my loving god," "my fortress," my stronghold," "my deliverer," and "my shield."
I want us to center our attention on the last verse of this Psalm. Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord. If we could come to understand the impact of that statement I believe it would spark a nationwide revival.
If we could grasp that it would change all of our home lives, it would change our personal lives. This Psalm really personifies what it means to have God as the Lord.
If we could see God from that aspect it would change our lives. What does He do for us as Lord? Well there are several things I want us to look at and the first of these is:-
I. HE PREPARES HIS PEOPLE
Psalm 144 begins by reminding us that it is God who trains and teaches us to face such battles, and it is God who gives us the strength, support, protection, and power to win them. God also gives us spiritual weapons to use in these battles
Praise be to the Lord my rock who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. In other words the Psalmist is telling us that God prepares His people.
Liu Chi Kung placed second to Van Cliburn in the 1958 Tchaikovsky competition. A year later, he was imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution in China. During his seven- ear captivity, he didn't have access to a piano of any kind. Very soon after his release, he was back on tour. Critics were amazed at his playing, stating that it was better than ever. "How did you do this?" one critic asked. "You had no chance to practice for seven years."
"I did practice, ...
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