Psalm 121:3-4 tells us that our God never slumbers nor sleeps.
He is a 24/7 God – high up in heaven but is watching all of us. Our loving Father watches over us. The entire Psalm 121 New Living Translation is as follows:
1I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?
2My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
3He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.
5The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
6The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.
7The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.
8The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
Such great assurance for all of us. For what reason would He not let us stumble, would He keep watch on us without sleeping, would He keep us from harm? It is all out of LOVE FOR US!
Indeed, God is our helper. He knows our many weaknesses, our frailties, our shortcomings and lack of better understanding. He made the heavens and the earth. Who can else can do such thing other than the Almighty? Psalm 124:8 says that ‘Our help is from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.’ He is indeed all-powerful. Nothing is too hard for Him. Nothing, even, is impossible to Him.
- Psalm 16:8 New Living Translation
I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
The Lord himself watches over us. We’re not supposed to be shaken, nor stirred, nor troubled, nor be fearful. He is our protector. Who can stand against an all-powerful God? He would not even allow the sun to harm us with its rays! Such love! He wouldn’t let anything harm us and He is watching our coming and going. Wow. What more can you ask for? Isn’t this so much love? As if it wasn’t enough. He sent His own Son to save us from death – Sin. Hence, the world famous verse John 3:16. Not just to save us from sure death but moreso to give us Eternal Life thru His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
How great is our God! How awesome is our Father! For His great love He himself walked the earth thru our Lord Jesus. He is full of compassion and mercy that He heals the sick, drive-out demons, feed the hungry and save all who believe! He even performed countless miracles! All for love of us. All out of love for us.
We can’t help but give thanks to Him then. He deserves all honor, and praise and worship!
- Psalm 50:23 New Living Translation
But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”
- Jonah 2:9 New Living Translation
But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.”
- Psalm 95:2 New Living Translation
Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
Rooted in His word, we should be doing what we ought to do – thank Him for His mighty works! Follow His requirements, for salvation is from God alone and no one else.
- Psalm 68:20 English Standard Version
Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
We should all turn to God. Not turn away. He loves us so that He is willing to forgive us of our many sins if we repent. Ask and pray to God in the name of our Lord Jesus! He awaits. He patiently waits for us. He already have revealed his instructions thru his Prophets.
- Micah 6:8 New Living Translation
No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
- Proverbs 21:3 New Living Translation
The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.
- 1 Samuel 15:22-23 New Living Translation (Prophet Samuel denouncing King Saul) But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.”
- Isaiah 1:15 – (On Meaningless Offerings) New Living Translation
When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
- Hosea 6:6 New Living Translation
I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
- Matthew 9:13 New Living Translation
Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.
- Luke 5:32 New Living Translation
I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
It is up now to us to act. To do what we ought to do. To do what is right for us – to be saved! The olden times’ requirement has not changed. Even after the Lord ascended to heaven, nothing in this requirements has changed. They are even His command:
- John 13:34 New Living Translation
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
- John 15:17 New Living Translation
This is my command: Love each other.
- Romans 13:8-10 New Living Translation
Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These–and other such commandments–are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.
Act now. Decide to turn away from the wrong things you do. Turn to God! Renew your heart and mind. Choose life. Choose to love! Repent of your sins! Make the Lord the ruler of your life!
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Written 11/26/2016 by Mar Marilag