Ninth Day of Advent
Psalm 40:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
God Sustains His Servant.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.
4 How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.
It is not a Christmas hymn, but it is appropriate to sing anytime…Count Your Many Blessings. It can be a tricky trail through life as we await the coming return of our Savior. When we trust in God rather that the falsehoods of the world, we are blessed beyond measure. Others are blessed when they see His blessings in our lives. By counting our blessings, we are proclaiming God’s goodness to the world. At the time of year that we celebrate the birth of the Savior, the hearts of the lost are tuned most to Him. By demonstrating the wonders of God through our joy and gratefulness, many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord. Jesus is coming again…will He find us faithfully waiting and proclaiming His blessings? Will He find us singing Joy to the world, the Savior is come?
Re: Verse reading – John 3:1-21