Today’s passage: Psalm 95
- The greatness of God is a reality which elicits joy in the hearts of His people. The simple truth of who God is, and that He has made us His people, is enough to bring about an emotional response.
- If you are in Christ, the one who spoke the universe into existence and has decreed the beginning from the end has placed you under His utterly perfect care!
- If you are NOT in Christ, be saved today!
- Today, if someone hears good counsel and chooses against it, we might call him “hard-headed.” The psalmist calls this a hardness of heart in verse 8.
- By God’s grace, He gives to His children a “heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26). May we remain humble and be learning and growing as the children of God.
Questions to consider:
- How does this psalm remind us who God is and who we are? How does this proper perspective help us to view our purpose correctly?
- Why is it so important to be continually reminded of these truths? What did the Jews do at Meribah and Massah (Exodus 17:1-7)? What temptations and worries arise in our hearts when we forget who God is and who we are?
- If Israel had been mindful of who they were and who their God was, how might their request for water have sounded in Exodus 17? How do our prayers sound, our interests shift, our concerns fluctuate when we are resting and trusting in Jesus?